Death of a Friend Poem

I wrote this poem for a friend, ex-boyfriend who was murdered in 2002. In the past 6 weeks, I have lost 2 of my very closest friends. Kathleen and Philip. The both were in their 30's and both left children behind. Both deaths, although unrelated, were very sudden and unexpected. When I wrote the poem, I thought about "I should have", "Why didn't I just..." and "What if...". I have some of those feelings with the recent deaths of my friends. I want people to realize, don't wait until it's too late...

Death Of My Friend

© Cindy Blake
A Blue Jay landed on my fence post today
such a beautiful sight in a world of gray

I couldn't pull my eyes away, and then I thought of you
and all of the love and all of the things
that you never knew

Then I thought of me and all the things I can never change
my heart fell into pieces
my tears fell down like rain

I never said I love you, I can't erase that from my mind
I would tell you that again and again
if I could see you one more time

I'm sorry for any pain I caused and for my selfishness
But now you're gone and it's too late to say these words I guess

I felt a breeze and at that time the Blue Jay flew away
I heard a whisper in the wind, "don't worry, everything will be ok"


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Published: Apr 2009

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  • I love this poem and I miss my friend. He died and I was in love with him I wish I could see him one more time

    Bethany Submitted Mar 2010

  • This was actually my mom's poem(:

    She (Cindy) and her husband, Jeff passed away in a vehicular homicide last Saturday night...

    I found the paper she had printed this out on and looked it up to make sure it was an original (before I credited her and got in trouble or something....) She had shown me this poem before, but now it kind of has another purpose for me...

    Love you, mom!

    Ashley, Texas Submitted Jul 2011

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