Why Can't You Say Regrets?

July 9, 2012
By Onceuponawander BRONZE, Grand Junction, Colorado
Onceuponawander BRONZE, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”


3 missed calls.

Panic.
Scared.
Sad.

Saying with Utmost conviction
He’s dead.

Dead.
Dead
[ded] adjective, -er, -est, noun, adverb adjective
1. No longer living; deprived of life: dead people; dead flowers; dead animals.
2. Brain-dead.
3. Not endowed with life; inanimate: dead stones.
4. Resembling death; deathlike: a dead sleep; a dead faint.
5. Bereft of sensation; numb: He was half dead with fright. My leg feels dead.

Dead.

Gone.

Why didn’t we
Scrape him
Off the floor and sit him up
Again

Why didn’t we
Fix him
Again

Why
Why was he
A broken toy
Repeating
Repeating
Again

Un-savable
Sinking ship.

We Left Him

Once


The author's comments:
(Note:This is a poem I wrote when my Uncle Mark died not to long ago- he overdosed on his favorite painkiller at a party when no one in my family picked him up (by choice) he was abandoned there to die- my family didn't know that of course. So I guess we know now what it means to be there for someone we love. Or at least I do)

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