Just Today

September 7, 2012
By Empathy BRONZE, Decatur, Alabama
Empathy BRONZE, Decatur, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."









-Edgar Allan Poe


Just for today lets be quiet
Lets sit and listen to the wind
Just for today don't let me believe it
No, Not a funeral, Not again
Its too much for me to take
I cant handle it right now
I want just one day for heavens sake
But no, Get over it, Be happy, But how?
So, just for today lets be quiet
Lets sit and listen to the wind
Just today don't let me believe it
No, Not a funereal, Not again
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He's gone now so I'm leaving
And just today
I'm just a being
So when you see my body there
Just know that
My mind ain't here
My body is home
But my mind is leaving
And just today
I'm just a being


The author's comments:
The first stanza was written when my friends brother died at only nineteen. The second stanza I wrote the day my grandfather died, a few weeks after the boys funeral. I was numb. I couldn't speak, move, even feel. So, Instead I wrote. I would say enjoy but the feeling just doesn't fit the poem. Instead you should remember. Remember all of the people you love who have died. This poem is their memorial.

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