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For Savione

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For Savione

I knew you, not so long ago
When you were just a little boy 
Always there for your baby sister
I felt then that you carried a burden
And regret that I could not reach you
At ten years old, I didn’t get you to "speak" it

I will always remember you, Savione
The warm smile you hid; seldom showed
Lived just behind those sad, brown eyes
You had moved far away Cali with Mom
And your Dad, I’m sure you missed

Whatever made you sad, I’d never know
But soon, we also moved away
We heard how you’d grown into a young man
Still taking care of your sister; 
Still with those sad brown eyes

Glad you made many friends along the way
Losing touch for those few years, haunts me
I’ll never know why you took your life…
Maybe I should have kept in touch with Mom
Should have mentioned, how you looked so sad

I’ll never know why you took your life….
At twenty three, what darkness took you to the edge?
Was there no one to whom you could turn?
Did I miss a chance to share the burden with you?
So sad is the day you went away 

I’ll never know why you took your life…. 
~*~
For Savione...sleep in peace, little one. +

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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 11:00:00 PM
    Very sad poem, Annalise, my condolences for your friend, well said goodbye

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:25:00 AM
    enjoying this moving tribute again, my friend x

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:21:00 AM
    Excellent. Very moving poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 9:16:00 AM
    such a beautiful and touching write for Savione, my friend - maybe your sweet words will reach him x

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:55:00 PM
    i can so relate to this Annalise, amazing poetry, yet so heartfelt...

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Suicide hurts all those that touched on the life of the one that choses to no longer live here on earth...You saw the sadness but so many live with a person that is depressed and never see that the person is depressed..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:44:00 AM
    "I’ll never know why you took your life…." You have saddened me deeply this grey morning my dear Annalise. So touching a write! Love, Jack

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Sad isn't it ?,when we miss an opportunity, especially if guilt hangs in the air. Unfortunately, for those determined, there is nothing we are able to do except, in some cases, add ( with our love and compassion ) a little more time to their journey on this plane . Bill .

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Always a pleasure reading your words Annalise, even through loss they share a vision of life. God Blessed your ability to have introduced me to Savione. Thanks or the share!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Very touching poem Annalise. Blessings