Dearly Departed

May 9, 2009
By Rebekah Whitford BRONZE, Havelock, North Carolina
Rebekah Whitford BRONZE, Havelock, North Carolina
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The petals I pluck, one by one
Sinking in lost love that cannot be outdone
The corpses of days past float in my mind
To your memory I will be ceaselessly confined
Your smile so rare still lights up my heart
Not even death can make it from my mind depart
Six feet under, yet you’re with me each day
But at the same time you’re so very far away
Your life was like a halfhearted ash in a dying flame
For wanting to give it away you I cannot blame
I only wish you had not left me in this mess
My dearly departed, my heart you still possess
So I apologize for loving you, a dead man
It was truly never part of the plan
For butchered love is only love that no longer holds sense
There is nothing more I can say in my defense

The author's comments:
This poem is inspired by something that happened in my friend's life.

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