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The Other Side

What is it like on
the other side,
no one will know
until the day they die.

The time has come
for me to know,
I can no longer stay,
it's time for me to go.

I love my family,with
all of my heart,
but now is the time
that I make a new start.

It is just to hard here
to deal with things,
on the other side I
will earn my wings.

Please don't be sad
when you think of me,
I will rest in peace,it
was just meant to be.


                     Colleen Marie Bono

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  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:28:00 AM

    Hello My dearest sweet Serious Poet, Congratulations with your nice winning poem ... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:53:00 AM

    thank you for choosing my contest. Congrats! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 11:13:00 AM

    What lies on the oyher side, it's true no living person can know, but here's a little thought before you go. What if you kill yoursel to rid all your depression and misery, and then take all those horrible feelings to "live" with for eternity. Stay here and fight those horrible demons. If you fail, well you tried but you've earned your place in heaven. (Just a little something to ponder Colleen) Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 12:59:00 PM

    don't know if this one was suicidal or if you were just writing from another point of view, but it's an interesting one and an enjoyable read. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 12/25/2009 1:42:00 AM

    Is this suicidal? Just in case, i will tell you, some of us do know what happens after death. When death comes to someone you truly love unconditionally, they come back and tell you its secrets. Most humans are too selfish to love another, fully. Suicide is the most difficult afterlife, it goes against the very purpose of living. To give to others, to make the world a better place for having been here. Selfishness is avoidance of this mission, and selfishness leads to suffering.

  1. Date: 12/25/2009 1:28:00 AM

    Wow this is a very deep poem I can understand what you are feeling... We each live through it at one time. I have always said something similar to most who know me but they tell me they need me... Some one needs you to. -Nemo

  1. Date: 12/19/2009 4:52:00 PM

    you should not take your life because you have a FAMILY that cares and needs you they will be loss without you they're so many memorie's about you they want that to keep going for you so I'll pray for you and your family

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 6:56:00 PM

    You have soup mail

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 9:35:00 AM

    we all have choices to make your still alive because you chose to be you keep doing that day after day and before you know it you'l be 92

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 6:28:00 PM

    I read a book about a gentleman who ha died and gone to heaven. the one thing that stood out to me about is story was the peace he experienced while he was there..... very powerful piece 1

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 2:26:00 PM

    Colleen, check out your comments. It's no one's desire to see you depart this life before your time but it is the general consensus here that you are needed. Focus on the friends you have here and like them, continue to write. Your friend, Lightwalker

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 2:01:00 PM

    Hang around babe, your writing is so much enjoyed >> James

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 7:59:00 AM

    Soup mail shortly, Colleen.

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 7:14:00 AM

    Dear Colleen I have a Gift for you! I have posted it for you! Jeralynn

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 6:12:00 AM

    Dear Colleen Lovely. However, it saddens me to think you would like to go. The surprise is we earn our wings here on this earth, from our own struggles and trials and tribulations. Release these ideas and speak of the joy that you can have if you choose. Your gifts are within your hand! Keep expressing and praying! Love Jeralynn

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 7:33:00 PM

    Have u thought about if u decide to go who will write such beautiful poetry to share with Soupers?.. nice to express how u feel Colleen but don't waste your talent by leaving us.. don't know if there is pen and paper on the other side.. but here there is and u can utilize it by writing rather than doing this "thing" that plagues u so much... hopefully there are wings waiting .. but I think yours are still being designed to hold all your beautiful writes yet to come... Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 5:04:00 PM

    Dear Colleen, Superb POEM SOUP MAIL CALL LOVE ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 3:00:00 PM

    As I am sitting here reading your wonderful poetry today, I would like to thank you Colleen. First I would like to thank you for writing and sharing your poetry (whether one poem or a thousand) here at PoetrySoup.Second I would like to thank you for all your kind comments to me and to all the other excellent poets also. I wish you all the best in life and in your writing endeavors in 2010. Love and blessings to all, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 2:21:00 PM

    Dear Colleen, Superb Rhyme with a very clear messege BUT SOUP MAIL CALL...HG

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 12:55:00 PM

    Much for the reader to think about in this poem. The emotion comes through your words. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for taking time to comment on my poem. Karen

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 10:39:00 AM

    This is overfilled with powerful emotions and i can feel you hurt through the words. Life is an amazing stuggle ups and down and you are judged by how far you rise after you fall. It seems you fallen can you rise to a point higher than before only god and time can tell??

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 9:52:00 AM

    this is incredable hope your not going to do what it says

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 9:46:00 AM

    This is beautiful. The story varies for each; read a book called A Certian Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb...Promise me you will. You must stay here however Colleen, because you will find purpous in your life, but you must find the will in all your pain not to give up hope. i have experianced death and inso rebirth. and i know others who have in their own way too, you feel a renewed sence of clarity, beautifulness, but now my dear is not your time, so do not yet whisper your goodbyes...xo Rain

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 9:01:00 AM

    Very deep and so sad. What in life has you so down and wanting to die? It can not be that bad...trust me...I have been to hell and back more times than I care to count but, I keep bouncing back and keep trying to fight the good fight!! Evil comes in many guises....when we doubt our self worth it is the devil's work!!! If you need to talk let me know. I will pray for you Colleen...very expressive piece....~Mary

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:43:00 AM

    My dear Colleen you are needed here. Your poetry is wonderful and a great outlet for your pain. As I said send me a soupmail and I will give you my email and we can stay in touch that way. The Southern Belle

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:07:00 AM

    Hey Colleen, I hope you are aware that you are needed here on earth. You have a task not yet completed. Most likely you're here to help someone else-not necessarily a family member, so try to find that person. Take it one day at a time. Try to remember all the blessings you've received and try to forget the bad times. Life is not easy but it is not ours to end. Who knows what's on the other side if we end our lives?

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 7:57:00 AM

    A dark yet great write as that is your style that you write so very well in exelent job powerful third stanza keep writting

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 5:57:00 AM

    Going somewhere Colleen?..... Wonderful rhyme here, Though very dark,if one looks deeper into the read......Hope everything is ok...Taz

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 4:46:00 AM

    Colleen, once again, as we've all told you before, you have been given a talent for writing among other things. You are going through this adversity for a reason. Get some much needed counseling to get you through this...after which you wilol be able to help many others with their sufferings by means of your God given talent. God put you here because you arte needed and loved here and others need your great love immensely. Read my "morning Prayer". We are all praying for you. sincerely Robert

  1. Date: 12/13/2009 10:11:00 PM

    As I have said before you express emotion so well in your writing, it is truly a gift and blessing from God. My thoughts and prayers are with you through these hard times. I will light a candle for you in hopes that you will find the strength to work through these struggles and find your faith again. Sending prayers and hugs from Lolita

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