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Well a well treasured friend of mine passed away in a car accident. Dying at such a young age, I began to search for answer as to why she died. She was only 17. Being a teenager myself, I found it hard to cope with the loss. So when I went out of town to Las Vegas, I began to stare at the bright lights of the casinos. As my eyes embraced the light beam of the Luxor Pyramid, I felt the glow shine through to the heavens. I felt it penetrate the skies as thoughts of despair penetrated my soul. Forever you'll be loved Vanessa . . .

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i really liked this poem. i was in a car crash with my friend and i survived but she didnt. i keep asking myself why? why her not me? why not both f us?why any of us? but i realised i need to stop asking these un answerable wuestions because they are just that. there is no way to answer them, i will always miss her she was my soulmate. i think about her every day even thougt it has been three years i am treying to move on but time doesnt heal all wounds.
Roe, You've expressed very eloquently the sorrow and confusion people feel over losing someone dear to them. Thanks for sharing a bit of your heart. Pat Taylor
I lost 4 of my best friends February 10th, 2003 . Nice poem
I just lost one of my closest friends january 10, this poem helps me a lot, it is very good and thoughtful.

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Gazing Upon Pyramids

Artificial beams of light
Trying to find a ray of hope
Attempting to comb the skies

In search for truth
Yet truth must be accepted,
As she is accepted at too soon a time
Received by arms far stronger than mine

Reasons cannot be found-
As I search for why she left
As I search for why things are meant to be
As I reject the regretted thoughts of the should’ve been
I should have been there more often
As she’s always with me
Thinking perhaps I could have done something-
As I realize all of my effort would have amounted to nothing

I discover she is meant to stay-
Present in my soul
Lost in my confusion
I struggle for truth
Truth within me
Truth for why she’s no longer here

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i lost my b.f. less than a month ago her and her mother in a house fire she was only 15
roe, it's me dinah. i knew that you missed vanessa but i didn't think that you missed her this much. she was so lucky to have you as a friend. reading this poem made me realize how precious all lives are and i hope that every human being does not leave this world in regret with the thoughts of,"what if" or " i wish i could've spent more time with so and so before they left," or " i wish i could've told so and so that i loved him."
very prolific.
i would like to say that this gave me a little bit of hope ,,a freind sent it to me ,,because we both lost three dear freinds four months ago and are still struggling to understand ,,this touch my heart and made me see that they do live on ,,thank you
Hey Roe it's me Becky. I know exactly how you feel. I still don't understand why Ness is gone. We all miss her!! She'll never be forgotten.
I to know how it feels to have lost. I lost my son this june 13 1999. Im always asking my self why...... Brandy
This is a beautiful poem, I recently lost my best friend due to complications from child birth it has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to endure. I am constantly wondering WHY?

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