Loss of a Friend Poem

Memories Of A Special Friend

I lost a very special friend unexpectedly in October of 2019. Her passing was a tremendous loss in my life. It took me a couple of years to express my thoughts about her in this poem, but it was part of my healing process.

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Memories Of Jan

Marcia A. Newton © more by Marcia A. Newton

Published: March 28, 2022

Every day you cross my mind in memories that I treasure
like the times we use to travel and cook and the times we sang together.
I never got to say goodbye, but I'll never stop talking to you
and let you know how my day is going and share a memory or two.

You had such a beautiful life with family and with friends.
Your love of life brought light to us we hoped would never end.
Your beauty was beyond compare in kindness and in love,
and I promise that the love you gave will always be passed on.

I know you now belong to God, but your love and light remain.
I know you walk beside me because you're never far away.
I am trying to live without you and to mend a heart that's grieving
by filling the sadness in my heart with faith and spiritual healing.

There is always something there that reminds me so much of you
and the times we spent together, which were more than just a few.
You were always the dearest friend who brought out the best in me,
and you always made me feel I was a part of your family.

I loved your gentle presence and your warm inviting hugs.
You were a once in a lifetime friend who was, oh, so very much loved.
We were making memories to remember when we were having fun.
Memories that I look back on and remember one by one.

No one can ever take your place. You were one of a kind.
You were very special. You're not far from my mind.
You left so unexpectedly. The loss was beyond tears.
But I hold on to my faith in God remembering you in my prayers.

I miss our times together because I smiled a whole lot more.
You were one of my greatest gifts. You were someone I adored.
And when you are looking down from the gates of Heaven above,
know that my memories will keep you forever alive with love.


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