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Memories Beyond the Door

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Memories Beyond the Door

I keep the memories locked away,
never to see the light of day.
Grief is just beyond that door
where I lie upon the floor
begging you "please don't die".
Asking God " why, why, why ?"
I closed the door on that day
to keep those memories at bay.
My heart, it could stand no more 
of what I'd locked behind that door.
Guilt and grief, sadness, pain.
Knowing I'd never see you again.
Suicide is such an ugly word.
Much too ugly to be heard,
so I keep the memories locked away
to never see the light of day.

            04/05/2013
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for Constance's "Memories Beyond the Door"
contest
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  1. Date: 8/10/2014 10:58:00 PM
    If they could only see themselves as others do and realize the devastation it brings to those around them. Guilt comes way to easy to the survivors. We lost a fellow on our hockey team to suicide two years ago and everyone was stricken with both "Why" and the guilt of not seeing it coming. Especially the fellows who had last seen him alive. Well written - thank you!

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Captivated me with every word! Made my eyes water!!! Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:37:00 AM
    great write Francine...congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:19:00 AM
    Amazing how emotionally absorbing and complex your poem can be when it looks rather simple on the surface. Wonderful piece Francine! And thanks for taking your time to read mine and for the encouraging comment.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your fascinating win too, tough it is sad but I enjoyed to read it in my afternoon :) wishing you a wonderful day :) hug Yanny

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:34:00 AM
    So sad and so deep. Many congrats dear Francine.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:34:00 AM
    A bold choice of subject, Francine. But a wonderful poem. Congratulations on your win.-Red

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:54:00 PM
    A really great poem Francine, sad, but sometimes this is the reality. Terry xo

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 2:38:00 PM
    A great poem Francine and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Congratulations, sad but beautifully written. Rick

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 8:57:00 AM
    "my heart, it could stand no more'......tells it all. What a honest and revealing poem that speaks for many of us. Congratulations on this sad but wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Francine, the grief in this is deeply felt and something that would be difficult to lock away. Love the last two lines

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 9:07:00 AM
    heartfelt

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 8:42:00 AM
    I personally could not go through with a suicide. You described everything so well here as usual.

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Suicide is something that hurts the ones left behind for a lifetime..I hope just a work and not an actual happening in your life..Enjoyed reading this morn..I hope that this Sunday is a great one for you..Sara

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts
    Date: 5/5/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wish it weren't true Sara, and yes its haunted me for a lifetime
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 3:01:00 AM
    Well done, should do well in the competition. Rick