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I wrote this poem after a kid in my school died of cancer. His death made me realize how delicate life is. I know that my generation tends to have the mentality that we are invincible but I see now that we aren't.

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Cynthia
This poem is really touching because my grandma died several years back from cancer and she was my favorite relative. And I would give anything to have her back with me.
DAJENAI
im sorry for your lost it makes me wanna cry ,but i now how it feels to have to say goodbye!
Ashley
You are really good. I love your poem. Keep up the good work.
Elisha
I just love this poem. Its that simple, but yet it reaches down to what you are really feeling. I write poems like this too and it such an inspiration to know that i'm not the only one that expresses my feelings on paper. Keep up the good work.

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Goodbye

God took you away.
It doesn't seem fair,
but in the back of my mind,
you will always be there.

You weren't a close friend,
but our paths did cross,
and your absence in this world,
is to me a great loss.

You were too young to die, and
too innocent to feel that pain.
Only heaven benefits,
because you it has now gained.

I may think of you a little less
with each passing day,
but your strength is something I won't forget,
you have changed me in a way.

I wish for you eternal peace;
that's what you deserve my friend.
I hope I lead my life well enough
to meet up with you in the end.

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Kimberley
Penny, I was so touched by your poem. I felt the same way when my brother died. We were really close. You are a magnificent poet. :-)
Faith
Wat a very touching Poem. !
scott
this poem has tuched me in ways a friend can't after a person so close to me that had died i thank you for writing it and will look for some more of your poems in the future
Ashley
hi i am ashley and i am 15. On Feb. 18th my bf was shot in a drive by shooting and had died monday night around 9:00 pm i was totally sad. i picked this poem b/c god did take him because he was in so much pain that it was to hard on his body.
Jackelyn
Our school also went through the death of a young girl who was only 16. She did in a car accident on the night of our homecomming. I didn't know her very well but when I saw her she always had a smile. I guess it showed me that you never know when you will take your last breathe.
chelsea
I think that your poem was very touching and very sweet,i loved every word of it. It's amazing and i hope you keep expressing yourself in such a beautifl way!
Leslie
I lost my son at the age of 19 to cancer, he was diagnosed at aged 15, he never got to go to highschool because he was so sick, I encourage everyone to become bone marrow donors and get on the unrelated bone marrow registry. Christopher had an urelated bone marrow transplant as a last ditch effort to save his life. It is so sweet of you to write a poem about another student that fought and lost the battle to this dreaded disease. keep writing.
Rebecca
This poem really touched me. It was very emotive and I could really empathise with it. My little brother died of cancer. The points that the poem makes, are for me, all true. Goodbye is a poem that speaks true about the affecton that you feel when someone is gone. It was a brilliant poem and well-deserving of any praise.
Scott
To me, this poem has so much meaning. My 16 month old brother was taken from me and I just want to thank you very much for writing this.
Leanna
Very nice.
kelsey
I love this poem so much the best i have ever read its amazing, you are very good writter keep it up.
Karina
This poem really hit home for me. When I was four a little boy I knew died in his sleep from medical complications. The only real memory I have of him is that when you sang, he would smile.
victoria
It's awesome! I'm 12 and write poems and I try to show what I feel. Thanks 4 inspiering me111
Jolene
Just one word. Beautiful.
shaakieea
i relly liked your powem i was really nice
Destiny
I liked this poem cuz I know how it feels to lose a friend. she was my BEST FRIEND! but, the poem described exactly how I felt when i lost her. it's good, keep up the good work! Destiny Shannnea
Holly
Oh my gosh . There was this girl who died yesterday and i helped her out because she was mental and all i didn't really no her but i could feel the pain by her friends and family. So i am writing a poem to read aloud at her funeral tomorrow and i was looking on here to see what poems there were so yeah greeatt poem i wish i would have wrote it . - jj
monique
that poem i just read as awesome. at the moment in class i am writting a poem about death and i read yours and now i have got the idea of how to write a poem about death. thanks
Bailey
this poems remind me of a friend i lost in a car accident i didnt really knoe him but i will never forget how strog he was untill that very last breath.
Ashley
this poem is so sweet. i thought about my aunt and granny
natalie
This poem is really good it reminds me of my cousin and grandpa who are dead now.
elizabeth
This is a lovely poem, I lost my two friends a couple of years ago, they took there own lifes and i miss them so much, I could never find anything that brings a tear to my eyes but this one does,R. I. P. STACIE & KEVIN love you's miss you's
khersten
This poem touched me a LOT. my Aunt died a couple years ago because of cancer and since then its been hard I always think of her. She was one of the greatest person's I know. and I MISS her a lot!I would give anything to have her back!SO ur not the only one out there I know how it feels. and I bet u would give anything to get that person back to.
amanda
I think this poem was very touching to me. It was like so real to me.
sameer
this was a real peice of work
Lisamarie
Hi, I just want to say, you are a great poet! I love this poem :) Really I do. I write a lot of poetry and songs, and by reading this poem makes me want to write more :) In the poem, what happened to the person in real life? It's quite a sad poem. Very Good though! :) Cya! Lisamarie
Amanda
I really did like this poem it remined me of one of my friends that died. It makes me what to sit down and cry!
Ashley
I cried when I read this. It reminds me of my boyfriend that passed aways 3 months ago and it just reminds me of all his friends and what they tell me and stuff about how he made a difference in there life. Great poem!
stephanie
hey i really likeed ur poem i cryed my bestfriend died in a car crash at the age 21 this year in septmrber and he was so nice so dont give up keep writening poem u have great skills byb
laura
it touched me very deeply
taylor
a kid in my school died from cancer too. And although he was not my best friend he was still one of the greatset people i have ever meet.
Sofia
Very good poem! I lost one of my friends last fall, he was my neighbour. that's why this poem really touched me. I would love to make a melody to it if that's okay with the author, penny. ehmm. If there's any spelling misstakes it's because I'm swedish, hehe.
crystle
I really liked this poem it really touched me, my cousin died about five months ago and this reminded me of her and kinda how i feel about it all.
lucky
Wow, this poem is like my thoughts exactly. A few months ago someone I knew but wasn't close to committed suicide and I looked up to them--so wow! This poem definetly gets my vote as the best!
heather
this poem is just the best a girl that attended the same school as i do. had just past away on friday night along with her boyfriend. this poem brought a little closure to me even though we never reall y talked except in french class when we di d class work together
puneet
When i read this poem "GOOBEY" written by penny. It really touch my heart &my soul.
maria
it was good 4 realz.
nackera
very very good
Brittney
This poem is amazing I got chills when reading it.
nikki
i really like this poem i think u did a good job on wrighting this
Sarah
I really, really love this poem. Two years ago, this girl that I used to sit with at lunch died in a car wreck. I didn't really know her that well, but this poem reminds me of her so much. I love it. Keep writing awesome poems.
Sherree
This is such a beautiful poem.
Abby
This poem touched me very deep, I lost one of my best friends a couple months ago and it makes me realize how precious life is because it can be gone right before your eyes. R. I. P. Amber I will always love and miss you
adm
dear author, I am very touched by your poem. And i want u to know that ur poem will help a lot of youngsters to cope with the loss of a close friend or relative. I have a forum and I would like to put up your poem in my forum.
stephane
this is an anwesom poem cus my best friend that ive known forever has cancer
Hayley-Michelle
hey, i really think this poem is brilliant, its so touching- i to am a poet i wouldnt class myself as a well known or brilliant poet but i like yto write when im at my most emoptionsl stages in life, this poem is truly heart touching and i hope that others wilol read and appreciate your work as much as i did! thanks luv hay x
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