Gone

A Poem By Erin // 9/18/2014

Someone I used to know
Died tonight
I just remember his
Shining face and simple dreams
Just yesterday we were eight or nine 
Or something 
Running like kids do
He called my dog stupid 
And I protested loudly
Truth or dare, my backyard
"do you like me?" 
"NO" obstinately but I lied
Just two months shy of 18 now, I think
Now he's gone and I didn't even 
Get to know him now as he is
Was 
He didn't even get to say goodbye
To the family who loved him
And he thought he was immortal
But we're not, no one is
And I'm so broken right now
He carved his name 
Into my treehouse 
I was mad for a while, 
But not anymore. 

Comments

Oh, Erin, this is so sad. One

Oh, Erin, this is so sad. One of your rawest poems, so beautiful, but I hate that it had to come from this place.

Madeline | Thu, 09/18/2014

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Erin, I'm so sorry! I really

Erin, I'm so sorry! I really felt the grief in this poem. This is one of your best poems. Will be praying for you and his family tonight! May God comfort you.

...I also wanted to say that I almost am crying from your words. I really, really am sorry.

If these verses would give you some comfort...
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Praying!

Lucy Anne | Thu, 09/18/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks, y'all. I really

Thanks, y'all. I really appreciate it.

Erin | Thu, 09/18/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Sending love and peace of

Sending love and peace of mind your way. This poem, like Homey said must be your rawest poem yet. Bitter-sweet but honest and full of emotion!

Kassady | Sun, 09/21/2014

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Erin, I am so sorry. This is

Erin, I am so sorry. This is one of your best poems yet, I think it's beautiful and not rough at all, because it came from your heart. I pray God will give you peace through tough times like these.

Maddi | Tue, 09/23/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks, y'all.

Thanks, y'all.

Erin | Tue, 09/23/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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