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I wrote this about a dear friend whose life was stolen from her in the midst of her youth. Although grief is an emotion that we often feel we will never recover from, there is truth and a reason for everything. One day, our tears will wash away the sorrow, but time will never wash away our dear memories. For even death has no control over the boundaries of love.

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chrystill
i love it. i got tears in my eyes
jennie
i feel for you. my dad died and i am looking for a poem of my father passing, but i am not alone, i realize people do have the same emotions. i am glad you expressed yours, and i think i will be writing mine. good luck. the sun still shines as the moon still rises.
briana
Your poem touched me in many ways it opened my eyes so i con see. After the death of my friend MaeJean Cummings 2 days ago i learned that we all dont need to take life forgranted. Thank You, Briana Hickman
hannah
this was a very good poem as well there is so much emotion in it, it is really good i think you should become a regular poet it is very very good keep up the good work

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No More Tears To Cry

a year and a half
since that cold day in January
yet I still remember it like it was yesterday
(I guess to me it always will be )

rain poured down as if it desperately needed to rid itself of all moisture
as if the clouds felt that they had to ring out all the water that night

that very night
or else the world would come to a drastic end

to me that "end" seemed to come anyway

the streets were pools of water
cars spinning out of control
she never had a chance to grow up

fifteen
she was merely fifteen

too young to experience life on her own
yet too old to have it spoon-fed to her

she wanted to be independent
a rebel
she wanted to say that she had done it without her parents ever knowing
but they found out

2:00 AM
knock on the door
"I'm sorry ma'am"
was the first words out of his mouth
"your daughter was killed tonight in a car accident"
the world came to a halting stop and yet the room still managed to
continue to spin

"you don't know what you are talking about"
"my baby . . . my baby, she's upstairs sleeping"

frantically she ran up the stairs
she was gone
no where to be found

its over

she was identified

it was really her

a best friend to so many . . . her life stolen away

I heard the next day

full of disbelief I acted as if I never heard the words

"lies . . . our school is so full of lies . . . its only a nasty rumor, you know how
that is"
was my reply to the news that soon became a reality to me shortly after

I saw her

lying . . . still
no movement
although I could have sworn that at any moment she was just going to rise
up out of the baby blue bed that she rested in and bring peace to a room
full of grief

it didn't even look like her

it wasn't her

too long I glared at her
questions running through my mind like a freight train at a speed to fast
to comprehend

"God, she was just a child. How could a life so young, be stolen so
quickly? "

no reply

I got infuriated with Him
she was a good kid
just made a few bad choices
I never thought they were severe enough to be punishable by death

the next day
as I witnessed the casket that held the breathless
body of my dear friend
be lowered into the earth

tears poured down my cheeks like rain out of heaven

it was so cold that day
I could feel the salty droplets dry hard on my
face

fifteen degrees

I wondered for so long about the life of my friend
I pondered this question so many times

why shall the innocent die, while the murderers run free?

how come she never got to fulfill the "perfect"
plan that we are all promised?

it has taken me this year and a half to understand the loss of my friend
it has taken me this long to realize that her
plan was played out

it is all summed up in this one word that often brings shutters to the
bones of so many

"lessons"

her death was a lesson to all that she left behind life is fragile
there is no way that we can control who lives and dies
all we can do is have faith that we will get through it

good and bad are obvious and sometimes not so obvious

right and wrong choices can determine life or death

so it's time for us to wake up
mourn no more
for time will heal our broken hearts

and one day
there will be no more tears to cry

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Brittany
um. wow! Im 15 and i got into a really bad car accident on the first of December. I ended up breaking my neck in three different places. we were messing around on a gravel road and rolled the car about 50 yards into a field. I was very lucky that night to have lived. I had to have had someone watching over me because i am still walking and am almost a normal kid again! I might end up not getting all my movement back though. But thank you this poem really made me happy that i am alive.
veronica
man dis poem really touched me dis same excact thing happened to ma baby brother he was 16 in a car accident with his best friend they hit a tree. they both died. they had snuck out the house. it was in january too of 06 around hte same time!
Richard
WOW That was sooooo beutefull i allmost cryed and the lesson was perfect just have fath god has a plan for all of us its not relly deth just reborn in to gods peresnts and out of this world of pane and suffering she's in a better place in gods house
liz
As a new SIDS mom, it touched me.
mary
I LIKE UR POEM SO MUCH
kiki
omg, i love this poem this reminds me of what happended to me and my friend. thank you for the best poem of my life.
Tina
it t0uch my heart when iie read on it . it simply jus describingg of h0w iim feeling right now . LOVED IT
Danielle
I really liked that poem it touched me because just recently I knew two people that were hit by a train and they were 13 and 14 and this poem I can relate to.
Lisa
DA FIRST POEM WHICH ACCTULEY MADE ME CRY. GOOD JOB
hdwheql
THIS POEM WAS REALLY SAD. I JUST LOST 3 COUSINS ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2006. AND THIS POEM MADE ME CRY
rebecca
Ilove this poem my friend just pasted away on the weekend and i miss him so much i can not get over it every boby is in bits over it he was a very good friend you could ask him any thing and he would help you i just miss him so much and he is jut gone 3 days what am i going to do your poem is very good you no your friend is looking over you she is still with you and she is still your best friend
pilar ann
your such a great friend
mary
i liked this poem but theres one thing wrong, there will always be tears to cry, maybe not as much, but there will always be tears to come from your eyes
Sian
When i lost someone i felt all the feelings described here this is a real heart toucher! well doen!
Jazmin
My cousin passed away a year ago Her name BIANCA GONZALEZ she died the same way as your friend did in the poem
joel
This poem is very unique as it uses the pain of death to teach a life long lesson. Very Good work.
sarah
good job
deAnna
I REALLY IN JOY READING YOUR POEM.
The Phantom
Im siting with tears in my eys! It was soooooo beautifull I LOVED IT! Thax for that great read! The Phantom
sarah
I'm so very sorry that you lost your friend that day. your poem touched my heart because I could feel the pain and sadness go through me. your poem has probably helped many get through pain and know in life you have choices and to be careful of the choices that you make bacause life is just to short and Im sorry your friend died the way that she did,but at least you know she is home now. I put a sincerist heart to you and other friends and family that lost her. At least you will have the comfort knowing she is watching and smiling at you because of this beautiful poem that you have made and expressed your feelings to other people of your friend. thank you for touching my heart and others. sincerely, sarah
Ashley
that poem was very good it had me and my friend almost crying but it was so true also
Salind
your poem was really touching because i lost a really good friend at the age of 12 he was killed in a car acsednt he died because his grandfather was drinking and driveing.
buffy
I really like this poam. cause I just lost my man in dec. he was also to young to go but god took him. and it been 7 months and I syill pray that he will walk though our door. I dont know how to let him goI understand that god has a plan for all of us but I dont know how to let it be?
stormy
hey i really like this poem and i know how you feel because i lost a real close friend about 3 years ago he was very dear to me and meant everything to me although he didnt die in a car wreak he took his own life and sometimes i wonder if i was such a good friend i would've been there for him but then i realize that i was a good friend and i did all i can do for him it took me 2 years and everyday to hear it from his mom that i was a good friend but you will never forget the pain and will never forget the good times.
m
it really touched me
Nicey
That has so far been the frist poem I have read that made me cry good work
Kellsie
I loved this. My bestfriend died in a car accident a month ago. Its terrible. I read these sad poems over and over again about death trying to feel better. but i just miss her so much. i know exactly how you feel.
tiffany
this was a really great poem. It made me cry.
Man-tli
i know what your going through. my best friend died and he was only 15 it was in july of 2005. i blame myself for what he did. i know i shouldnt but i do. you really inspired me to not blame myself because we cant control who other people are.
Nicole
This poem made me cry! Because I had lost one of my freinds i have known forever. His name was Matt Adamczyk he died the thursday before thanksgiving. I love you Matt! Nov 22,1987- Nov 17,2005. He had died in a car crash! The last word he said was "I love you all" It was hard for me to let him go!Its been 4 months since he had passed away! I miss him really bad we were close
samantha
hello my name is samantha and this poem really touched me cause my brother died on november 19 only couple days before my b-day. his name was jonathan Blair you may have heard of him on the news he was the soldier that was killed in iraq, from the roadside bomb. your poem is exactly how i feel. i could never get my feelings like that down on paper like you did. you are a big inspiration just like jonathan is me. thank you so much for posting that so people like me can read that. i actually feel better now.
cami
Oh my God thats like the best thing I have ever heard or read its sooooo. good!
abby
it was touthing though i cried when i read it
Tiffany
I think this is an excellent poem. I give it a 10/10.
stevie
this poem is one of the best i have read, i really feel as i can relate to it as i lost one of my close friend in the same way. x
Kimberly
this is a very touching story and i think you deserve a great vote. Its so descriptive and it makes me feel like i went through what you did.
Chihiro
OH your poem moved my heart i almost cryed it was so sad. I know what your going throu i lost my friend in a car accident.
Brianna
WOW! Thats all i have to say!
Crow
This really spoke to me. I lost my girlfriend not to long ago in a car crash. She was also fifteen. After reading this poem I felt like it had happened all over again and I was experiencing it with you. Be strong.
Heather
wow this gave me chilz! I liked this poem alot
Ashley
This is an absolutly amazing poem. My 16 year old brother was killed in 1997 in a car accident in New Oxford penna. I was only 6 at the time, the police called my house asking for my parents, and i answered the phone, after going to get my mother, she came to the phone, and after she hung up, she bust into tears saying my sister and I were to lock the doors, and not let anyone in they would be back soon. It was not untill after my mother and father came back from the hospital. They sat my sister and me down, and said "girls your brother Mickey was in a car accident tonight, he didn't make he was killed. " then they both busted into tears, I couldn't believe it I was just dumbstruck I couldn't cry or anything. I may have only been 6 but I definatly understood that I would never see my big brother again. I miss him to this day, and even though I didn't cry then I cry now, I have dreams about his accident, and wake up crying so hard I can't even breath. I know what it is like to loose someone you love.
kayla
i like your poem its long but it touched my heart with the words.
christina
this poem really hit home b/c i lost my best friend/boyfriend in a fire last october and i couldfnt believe it i didnt want to i thought it was some rumor too. but then his sistr my best friend come to school and looked like crap so i finally believed it. i couldnt understand why he had to die he was only 16 and had everything going for him. i had just got back in contact with him after not seeing or talking to him in about 13 years when i was 3
vincent
very touching.
ryan
that was a sad but wondeful poem i just wonder if it was true
cierra
the reason this poem made me cry was becaus ei lost my best friend around jauary she was only 15 2 and also got hit by a car she did make some bad choices but i thought they werent hat bad to be killed
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