Good-Bye Song This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 6, 2009
Well, you are gone.
When I wished for it so long ago
I never thought it would happen.
I never meant it.
Though I may have always acted
I really did love you.
Now it’s empty here,
Not a sad empty,
Just odd and open.
Like a wall stripped of photographs
Or a shelf missing the books
That we’d seen for all our lives.
Pictures that I wasn’t in.
Books I’d never read.
And now, just gone.
We laid you in the ground today.
I played “Lead, kindly light” for you,
But I didn’t do you or the music justice
Skipping half a line by accident.
But your old friends seemed to like it
As they reminisced about how they
Miss you too.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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smilingtillinfinity said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm
This is... perfect..
I have no words for this... except for the feeling of loss.. :(
miss-ray-ray said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm
its amazing how someone who has lost a loved can compare so easliy to such a stranger as yourself..your poem is beautiful..really..
essbeekayy18 said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm
this was amazing. I absolytely loved it. It brought vivid images to mind and really was beautiful. Keep it up and live your life as if each day were your last
KaiteyAmber said...
May 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm
this is strong ... I pictured images in my mind for it. I love it. -BLESSED BE-
Marcella M. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 10:53 am
pain from death of a person close to you never compleatly heals but you learn to live when they could not. live your live in memory to the one you lost.
Ashleysbff said...
Jan. 9, 2010 at 5:56 pm
i could feel ur pain and heartache through this piece.u r soooo very sorry about ur loss,and i hope u go far in life with writing.-blessed be-
TinyDancer said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm
"When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee"
just as in Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day," this person shall live forever, if merely through internet, or magazine, or thoughts of readers. I'm sorry for your loss. check out my work if you'd like. : )
TinyDancer replied...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm
please excuse my butchered smiley : )
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm
I could feel your heart in this poem. Beautiful job.
-Blessed Be!
Summersong replied...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 12:23 pm
yes me too it was so sad but very well done!!!!
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Great meaning and insight. I loved it.
Beautiful poem darling=]
-Please check out my poems that I have posted it would be greatly apreciated.
birdie said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm
wow, that was so heart felt,keep writing and you could be famous
Lonleydandy said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 2:37 am
I liked it. I wish that they were gone...but want them to stay. I really do love them...they just don't know it yet. I really like how much I can relate to this poem. Thanks for writing it.
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