You're Gone

May 9, 2011
By Katzaklaw BRONZE, Woodland Park, New Jersey
Katzaklaw BRONZE, Woodland Park, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
-David Harkins

Ever since you left,
I’ve been all alone.
You were everything
To me
And now,
You’re gone.

What happened?
You promised me you’d stay forever,
But now,
You’re gone.

It’s been a few weeks now
And I just can’t get over
Losing you.
When you left,
You took
All of the color
Out of my life.
All that’s left now
Is blue
And grey
And black.
No oranges,
Or pinks,
Or lovely shades or purple
Now that
You’re gone.

The author's comments:
This came to me after a dog that was very close to me passed away. I was very upset, and I was told to write it out, and that good writing could come from the experience of loss. This came to me not long after.

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