All the Words

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I had a dear friend who crossed the veil on May 8th, 2004. His name was Tyler Oelke. He was the victim of a senseless, timeless murder. I wrote this poem for him, almost one year to the date later.

All the words of yesterday

Were just words we never said

All the thoughts of you

That danced in my head

Got lost somewhere

In the tears I shed

So many words I couldn't say

From behind my wall of shame

So much time that passed silently by

And you're gone now

Gone as quietly as you came

Such a beautiful face

Lost and without a name.

In my mind

I thought you'd always be there

I couldn't have been more wrong

Cause now that I'm left with your loss

I cry it out in every Def Leppard song

A very needy part of me

Wants that one last chance

But reality is never fair

And I know that you got to fly free to believe

Even if you leave me waiting here, to grieve

I look out over the path of

If only, wishes, and regret

It nearly breaks me to think that

You thought you were so easy to forget

All of the words I couldn't say

Are all but whispers

On the pages of my memory

All the words

Like a thousand sparkling stars

Bear witness to me missing you

And loving, and living out past

The mystery of you.



Submitted: February 20, 2008

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Toby, you know I loved that Ty and you know that I love ya too. This poem was for both of you.

Thu, February 21st, 2008 3:23am

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