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Why? by Jamie Hjelm

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I thought that you poem was amazing. I have read a lot of poems and i think this one touched me so much because I had a best friend that died from the same thing and she would of been 21 this year and if you were talking about a girl then i would have thought this poem was about her. It one of the first poems that made cry. You did an awesome job writing this poem. you have a lot of talent
I loved the poem and it really touched me because november 20th my mom died in a car accident and it was due to alcohol and i feel the exact same way! i wonder why i didnt get to tell her how much she really meant to me?! u did an awesome job and i also like to wonder "why?"
Just to let you know Irealy like this poem it remines me of my nephow I understand what your going thour but don't weary god's going to take care of him.
I think the poem was wonderful. It was written from the heart and so heart touching to me.
I just wanted to say that I recently lost my boyfriend to a drug overdose. on September 4, 2003, and I lost my uncle on December 8, 2003 to cancer. and I am not taking it very well. but I just wanted to say that I truly loved your poem. My thoughts are with you.
Made me cry maad saad
i loved your poem so much. it was exactly was i was looking for. i recently lost an ex-boyfriend, and a best friend. the poem expresses exactly how i feel
2 years ago on sept 9th i lost my husband he was only 25. he had been drinking and we had a fight so i never did get to say good-bye. i feel that guilt everytime i look at our little boy. i think that you did a wonderful job. i comend you because no matter how hard i try i can't put anything into words like you did. thankyou.
i love ur poem. it's a nice poem. coz i've lost someone that i love too
The first time I read this poem, tears rolled down my eyes. I lost a friend to alcohol. I have never in my life had to deal w/ anything like that and didn't take it well. This poem was excellent!
this is so true i lost my father to drunk and it still heard to day wished i could have told him how much i love him
Very good poem! It reminded me about when my brother passed away about a year ago from drug overdose. he was 20. your poem describes how it really does feel!
It was a very good poem.
This is a great poem, it truely touched my heart. I resently lost my brother in a car accident in witch alchol was involded. he was only 19 and not only my brother but my best friend. this poem really helped me.
This poem really means alot to me. 4/6/o2 was a sad day thats when a car filled with kids from my highschool crashed ( the driver was drunk) and 2 people died. 1 boy 1 girl and this poem reminds me so much of them.
OMG. You're poem was great. i could definately relate b/c my grandfather just passed from sickness and it tears me apart that i never got to tell him how much he means to me. i cried thru the whole thing. i loved it
I think the poem is really good . I know where you are coming from. I lost my dad when I was 5 ,he was 28. This really touched me !It was a massive heartattack why I lost him. It still feels like yesterday. I'm 29 now.
This poem is really good! I had a ex-boyfriend who died from the same thing. This poem reminds me of him veryt much! You did a great job on writting this poem Jamie.
I wanted to say that I loved that poem. It was so touching. It reminded me of My uncle that was like my Brother,He was Killed in a car accident oct,10,2001. Alcohol was the cause. He would have been 31 this year. I cyred like a baby reading your poem. It is the best poem I have read in a long time. Thanks Jamie for writing such a beautiful poem that touches so many people. Jamie I am so sorry to hear about your loss
I really like this poem because it makes a good point.
This poem is really great. My mother was killed at the age of 28 and i was 4. It is still hard to deal with. Thanks for writing this. It is well written!
I loved this poem so much because it reminded me of what my best friend went through only a few months ago cuz she wasnt able to tell him how she felt bout him
Jamie, I know exactly the way you feel, I lost my fiancee just 3 weeks ago and I feel so bad that I can't have him right now and that I'll never get to touch his face again, or kiss him or look at his eyes. I don't know what I'm going to do without him
your poem was really heart warming sorry for the lost. my brother died the same way only it was our birthday and we both were in the car. he died before we were rushed to the hopsital, and i always think about that night.
you rpoem is a really good poem it reminds me of my boyfriend Joe he has a drinkin problem and he won't get help i just hope i don't lose him like you lost the one you seem to really care about an love!
i thought the poem was great.but i had to cry it rememded me of a close friend that died
Your poem is very good and brought tears to my eyes.
iliked this poem 'cuz it reminded me of my own brother and how his girlfriend felt after we lost him. we will never forget him and he will always be in my heart.
I really liked this poem. It tells of how I felt after my best friend was killed in a car accident. Thank you Jamie for putting my feelings into words.
the reason I like this poem is because i lost a boy friend and he died of acholo and droued and this poem is what i ve been looking for the fact that i never told him how much i cared and when i wanted to it was to late.
I know exactly how you feel. I lost one of my friends because he choose to drink and drive. He was only 19. His birthday was a couple of weeks ago. He would have been 20. And he also got in his accident on my birthday, which is even harder.
it was really good it made me cry
It makes me think of a day that will probabaly be coming soon because of the cousin of mine that does not seem to understand what beer and other drugs will do to you.I do not look forward to that day when i will be asking "why"!
i thought your poem was so great