Thursday, 13 June 2013

My Old Friend

A message came, short but ripping,
"He passed away last month",
Five little words that hit me like a thunderbolt,
"No, no impossible, not him" I thought.
But the words stared me in the face,
A mockery I could not avoid,
Taunting I could not escape.
Words I could not wish away, slowly it sunk in.

I closed my eyes, looked up to the heavens,
"Why God, why take this one?", tears streaming down.
I pulled up my covers, slowly rocked myself back and forth,
Images of him kept playing on my mind,
Like a slide machine, one beautiful picture after another.
His sincere smile, eyes shining bright, always.

My friend I miss you,
Let me trade one year of my life for one more minute with you.
I'd give up five years if I could get one hour with you.
You were my friend, my very own soul friend.
So if possible, I'd trade ten years for one more day with you.
Goodbye soul friend, shine on bright angel.


  1. i feel you...i am sorry for your loss as is hard to believe at times when one we think will live forever or at least outlive us...the desire to trade a year for them...heartfelt...

  2. It is so hard to lose a close person in your life. The closest person that I ever had in my life died two years ago this month. I have been having lots of flashbacks. So many people think grief passes in a few months or a year. Not so. I still miss so much.........

    Heartfelt poem. Thank you.

  3. This is beautiful, thank you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. I too am so sorry for your loss. I feel the same way about my mother. I miss her so.

    Have a blessed day. :)

  5. i'm so sorry for your's terrible to lose a dear friend...can feel the pain...

  6. You captured the pain we all feel when we lose a loved one. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Hugs to you dear one during this difficlt time.....

  8. So hard to lose a loved one!
    May the memories always be a blessing!