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Always Remember

Dedicated to an old friend of mine, I hadn't seen her for a long time and now I never will be able to again...
R.I.P. Alleria (09/93-08/2012)
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I will always remember you, your beauty and your grace
I will always remember how the light shined on your face

The pain and shame you felt was far too great
Buried in torturous self-hate

I will always miss you
I will always miss the activities we used to do

It was not fair to watch you drown
To let you slip, let you go down

I will never forgive myself for not helping you more
I will never forgive myself for letting you walk out that door

I should have done something to help you
I should have showed you that it was going to be okay, that I was here for you

But now, it is far too late
You gave up, let yourself suffocate

I cry often when you stray into a thought
Wishing and hoping for naught

But I will always remember you, your beauty and your grace
I will always remember how the sun lit up your face             

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  1. Date: 10/13/2012 9:38:00 AM

    Wonderful Dedication...I'm sure your friend is in a better place now. Excellent work!!!

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 5:52:00 PM

    Such a beautiful poem. I hope you can forgive yourself someday. I'm sure she would. Take care and I'll be around for you, Laura

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 4:01:00 PM

    great tribute Rebecca,she remembers you too

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 10:49:00 PM

    Beautiful verse...I caution, donot give up your power to what might have been "if only"...This tribute to your friend really is nice. She is at peace now and would not want you to feel guilty I am sure. Peace and Love! Cynthia