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Leave Nothing Unsaid

A friend of mine died the other day,
not in a war, or any other violent way.
He was just a victim of natural attrition,
he reached the end of his life's mission.

A really nice man has ceased to be,
gone to his rest, eternally,
never again a sunrise will he see,
and worst of all, it came suddenly.

So I can never again say 'see you mate'.
For all the small talk, it's too late,
he is gone forever and the reality,
is there for all of us to see.

If we have something that we need to say,
don't put it off until a later day,
be sure to talk often to your friend,
because, in the blink of an eye, a life can end!

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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:09:00 PM
    Amazing tribute and thank you so much for this advice. Take care. :) Always, Laura

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/23/2012 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Laura, thanks for reading and your kind comment. Regards, Tom