Description: love your friends, no matter how tired you are, how far away they are, how long you've gone without seeing them, a call, a hug, a handshake, a beer, whatever it is, life doesn't last forever, and someday you'll be kicking yourself.
A rash decision, extreme and anguished
A pure soul lost, never to be retained
hollow, empty, gray, and cold
and yet here I sit, trying to see through it
every thought, brings yet another memory
of things that were simpler, even better
better than the way things are now, surely
and yet here I sit, wondering where you are now.
It doesn't seem real, my mind refuses it
thinking maybe i'll say a good bye to you
I want to understand, but it hurts
then on the other hand i don't want to.
I'll keep those memories of you
the good ones will overshadow the worst
and the fall breezes that blow through the trees,
will remind me of the time that I learned
Life isn't what you would expect
life doesn't always ring so true
Life never wanted to abandon
if there was light on the other side
i hope you found what you were looking for.
Death, I guess it scares me
and perhaps i'll have some closure
closure in the form of memories
I wish I knew where you were
I wish I could see you again
I wish I would have stopped by more
I wish you would've held on for one more day
I wish you would've called your brother
I wish that you would've put the gun down
I wish that you were here again
But I hope that you're in a better place now
wherever that place is...
just know that i'm thinking of you
right along with everyone else.
"I wish you would've held on for one more day" How I have wished that statement many times myself.
I like the wondering in this piece. The raw emotion of it. I also like the resolve of it in the last stanza: "But I hope that you're in a better place now/where that place is.../just know that i'm thinking of you/right along with everyone else."
Sadness and memories are clearly woven into this piece.
Sadly, I relate too this piece all to well.
Amen to that! I guess the only thing that everyone truly has in common is their fate. Death is an inevitable part of life...but when it comes and how it comes is entirely unpredictable. I just thought what you said was completely true...friends are a really easy part of life to take for granted...and maybe when they're gone is the only time we can really look back on memories and think, "Damn I'm glad I knew them...I'm glad they were a part of my life. I wish I'd told them." Life is definitely not what you'd expect...but anyway...I just thought these were beautiful words....definitely straight from the heart to someone who is is going to be missed by many people. ~hailie~