He Turned Away

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About a guy that lost a friend he might have been able to help...

Submitted: June 05, 2018

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“He Turned Away”

 

He couldn’t

understand it

her lifeless body

just lying there

in front of him

twenty three

years old

beautiful

and his friend

what a waste,

she was

over taken by

life’s

little problems

trivial issues

for most of us

but for her

it was one

issue

too many

tipping the scales

of her sanity

in the wrong

direction

leaving her

auto-pilot

permanently

turned off

no mental guidance

for her thoughts

they were

left alone

a drift

in the cold

space

of her mind,

her dead eyes

staring back up

at him

following him

as he paces

back and forth

besides her

as he keeps

asking her

“Why?”

a question

that is of

little value now

after the fact

but still he

keeps on posing it

to her,

never having

the time

over the last

couple of months

to just sit

and listen

when she really

needed a friend

he only asked

her

one question

last night

then answered it

himself

“your doing ok?”

“Right?”

she weakly smiled

and nodded yes

but her face

tried to speak

to him

as she was

reaching out

for his hand

it tried to say

something else

“I need some

help”

but he knowingly

turned the page

on her

saw that she

was struggling

but not wanting

to get pinned

in between 

her life’s little

tragedies

and his having

a good time

“drink and forget”

were the only

words of wisdom

he offered her

along with some

shots of Tequila,

she was laughing

and burning bright

when he dropped

her off last night

but when the

door slammed shut

behind her

it also put out

her only light

leaving her alone

in the dark

with too many

thoughts

through too long

a night,

so now

he is haunted

by that image

of her

and as the

years pass by

him

he continues to

see her eyes

looking up to

him

asking for help

and he never

stops asking

the same question

over and over

“Why?”

but only now

he’s asking

himself…

 

Tom Allen…06-01-2018… 


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