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Dear Friend

Your husband called me on the phone
his anguished voice said that you were gone.
He tried to save you but the river was strong
the current picked you up and carried you along.
 
Your death was instant, you felt no pain.
My life without you won't be the same.
You went over the falls, you fell 50 feet.
You didn't stand a chance after hitting concrete.
 
Remember our visit just three days before.
It's heartbreaking to think that there will be no more.
The pictures of us that day...being silly...having fun
we should have taken more if we knew they would be the last ones.
 
You know, Lisa, thirty-nine is too young to die.
I tried to be brave at your funeral, I tried my best not to cry.
It's been over two years now and I still miss you lots.
Your with me in spirit, forever in my thoughts.
 
After fourteen years of friendship, speaking everyday
I never got to tell you, I never got to say......
'Lisa.....I love you, you were one of a kind.
So be good where you are or I'll kick your behind.'


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  1. Date: 6/18/2014 2:34:00 PM
    What a beautiful way to remember you friend. From the heart and for the heart. So hard to be without someone we loved. Very sweet and precious..... Robert.

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    Date: 6/18/2014 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert, now I always tell my friends I love them....for one never knows if you'll get another chance.
  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:18:00 PM
    very heart felt... I enjoy the write....Hugs and more hugs..... Gina

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:15:00 AM
    Oh Cecilia.....how tragic. :( Thank God for the memories that never die and for the hope we have for a better life to come. Sending you my warmest hugs!

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 11:42:00 AM
    This one truly reeks of friendship. I congratulate you on a well deserved win.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:02:00 PM
    Cecilia. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:30:00 AM
    What a sad experience and wonderful tribute to your friend. So Sorry for your loss.

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 3:53:00 PM
    This hit home so much that I can't put it into words at least not now, not yet. Thank you for putting to words what I could not. Warm Huggs. TLee

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 4:32:00 AM
    great work!.it was something that made me feel the pain of loosing someone we loves. I wish I could write like you,great!~!!!!

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 9:09:00 PM
    tribute poems are the hardest to write. This is really touching.

  1. Date: 12/13/2009 9:02:00 AM
    A most heartfelt write Cecilia, it must have been tough writing this piece >> James

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 3:21:00 PM
    This is heart wrenching yet shows the truth of friendship and the way that it lasts. So beautifully written and such vivid images. It is so sad to lose a loved one no matter how much times has passed. Peace, Love, and Light be with you. Smiles from Lolita