Dear Andrew

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Written for a very close friend of mine, who passed away last year.

I miss you Andrew.

Dear Andrew

It has been over a year now,
since we have lowered you to the ground,
on that white, freezing November day.
Such a sad day it was.

I think about you constantly,
and everything still boggles my mind.
How did you end up there--
in that box?

It still hurts deep down,
And you were my first encounter with death,
up close.
It's a lot colder than people presume.

You were so bright,
and melancholy.
But you made the best jokes,
and you were so open to all,
and so very warm.

You pointed ironies in life,
the sarcastic and witty remarks
you made,
and the satire you used,
quite some thing to ode
talented that you were.

I wish there were some embracing
an answer.
But today,
too, like all before
is silent and still.

Everything is left to another day...
A day, you don't have.

Submitted: January 12, 2010

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lily of the nile

Sad write and beautiful. A heart poem and it shows. Simply wonderful. I feel you loss in the poem. So sorry. Lily

Tue, January 12th, 2010 5:23pm


Thank you.
This one has been a bit over a year so feels a bit better.
I decided with everything that happened I would post some of my personal work to let people into my world a little bit.
Thank you.

Tue, January 12th, 2010 4:11pm


You have had so many bad things to happen. The poem is so nice to do for him. Wonderfully done.

Tue, January 12th, 2010 5:28pm


well this one was a year earlier on.
But still a prickly subject. But I am doing better.
Thank you so much.
I wanted to do something nice for him :)

Tue, January 12th, 2010 4:17pm


Sad i know, but i can relate tro loss, it was beautifully written.

Tue, January 12th, 2010 6:39pm


Oh, well its good and if you can find some consolement that at least its had its use.
Thank you

Tue, January 12th, 2010 4:18pm


AWW :(


Wed, January 13th, 2010 1:14am


It was.
Thanks for commenting.

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:42pm


Hello my friend! it seems to me that it has moved you deeply the death of your friend! Your peom is vivid in it's own sorrow filled with desperation that only you can tell about..Hugs from me denada

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:25pm


It did, and he was a very close friend of mine
Thank you for the sweet and kind comment :)
Hug back!

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:44pm


This was kind of you to remember him in this way. A great write. Hope the pain leaves soon. M

Wed, January 13th, 2010 5:51pm


Thank you.
The Pain will eventually subside, just have to let it run its course.
I guess...

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:45pm


A lovely way to express your love. I adored this write. I know it causes you pain it is here in the lines.

Wed, January 13th, 2010 6:33pm


Thank you. This was just a poem I wanted to write for his anniversary, so its been months that I wrote this poem. But I finally decided to share it here.

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:46pm

Mistress of Word Play

I am so sorry Nazire for this pain you have. It is hard when someone leaves us to have peace. I really could see tears in the lines of this poem. Very deep and intense. God love you my friend for this tribute to someone you cared for so deeply. Susan :)

Wed, January 13th, 2010 9:33pm


Thank you Susan. You're always very kind and very warm to me.
I will never be able to repay you back.
I appreciate the sincere gesture. It means the world to me.

Wed, January 13th, 2010 2:47pm


I am so sorry for your loss. I can hear the pain in your poem. I can relate too since my best friend recently passed away. She had depression and we thought she was getting better but then she committed suicide about a couple days ago. I hope you are feeling better. This poem was very beautiful but sad too. Thanks for sharing this with us. really appreciate your poem it touched my heart. :D

Fri, January 15th, 2010 1:15am


Oh, my condolences. I hope this was able to help you some what as your sorrow is recent and fresh.

Sat, January 16th, 2010 1:15pm

Timeless Thought

Nazire I hope this did not hurt too much to write. I am truly sorry. You did have a week. Gary

Mon, January 18th, 2010 3:07am


Thanks Gary.
Well my friend committed suicide last year. But I decided I would post some personal writing up to share a bit of myself.
I wrote this after he passed away, and at the time it wasn't easy. But I feel much better now.

Mon, January 18th, 2010 2:06pm


*hugs* Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you loved him a lot. I can see it in the words, as well as the sadness. Beautiful. God bless you. :)

Tue, January 19th, 2010 1:54am


Thank you. I appreciate your kind words. I am glad you were able to get something out of my poem though :)

Tue, January 19th, 2010 1:40pm

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