Gone. . .

December 27, 2009
By xXicanonlybemeXx BRONZE, Lake Charles, Louisiana
xXicanonlybemeXx BRONZE, Lake Charles, Louisiana
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"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places. Those who do not believe in the magic will never find it!" - Roald Dahl

I always took for granted
The people I held dear.
And now that you are gone
I am shedding endless tears.

The life was drained from your eyes
Like a fountain run dry.
Your memory still lingers
And I make sure I don't cry.

A tree was planted in your memory.
And as a beacon in the night
It reminds us all that life is short.
So we must all try to do right.

We have to march forward
But we can never forget
The friend we all cherished
And loved with no regret.

The author's comments:
On the night of October 27th 2009 my dear friend Jonathan slipped away from this world. He was 14.

I wrote this poem the day they planted a memorial tree on our schoolgrounds next to the benches Jon and I used to sit atop as we blathered on about our futures. Sadly, his time is up, but I am still ticking away.

This poem discusses the grieving process and the events after his death. I still cry every night, I still wonder why God didn't take me instead, I still remember him. My map, my friend, my love, my Jon.

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