Why My Friends Are Gone

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Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Eric » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:34 am

Where have they gone ... Why have we lost our friend?
Why can we not hold onto ... the ones we love until the end?
Why is this life so hard , to take so many lives away?
Why can't we just hold onto .. our friends for one more day?
I remember not to long ago when I feared for my own life
When I was living in such shame ..
trying to fight through my own strife
I think back on how I made it .. and the trials I climbed through
Why was there nothing else ... that my friends could have to do?
I have made decisions ... that have jeopardized my health
Things I had control of ... that have limited my wealth
I know I cant control it, the things that lead some lives
And the wounds we have accumulated ... from all of these sharpened knives
I guess I'm searching for the answer ... why we live the life we lead
And why so many of my friends ... had to leave this life from me
I have been through many changes ... I have risen when I failed
I have overcome some moments ... when the sky just opened up and hailed
I dont consider myself to lucky but I am still here for today
My life has taken such a course ... that it changes everyday
So if your my friend and see this note ... please rethink your choice
Don't end your life without the words ... I will be and hear your voice!​

By Eric R. Garcia © 2011 Eric R. Garcia. All rights reserved
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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by moonflower » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:36 pm

true friends are something so rare and valuable..i enjoyed this piece very much!.. :thumbsup:
inside each soul there is music...let the music play..

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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Eric » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:16 am

Thank you , and yes we should appreciate ours friends the ones we have and the ones that have fallen ... we all live our lives and find ourselves struggling in our own way ... but its what you do then that shows how good a friend you really are
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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Travis » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:50 pm

This is a beautiful write...thanks for sharing and showing the emotion in each word you write!

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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Debbie » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:48 am

Hi Eric. I felt all of the emotions in this poem :hugs: We all make choices some good some bad....our friends do the same..we have grown children right now making those bad choices and
all we can do is pray they come out and see the light and make the right choice one day...so be it for our friends also..thanks so much for sharing a poem that reached into my heart also.

I enjoy your work very much.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Eric » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:35 pm

I wrote this poem when I had found a friend of mine had taken his life and strickened with the guilt that I was feeling, all I felt I could do was let those that were close to me know that I was there for them. I have made it through some trying times, and fortunately I am here to express them and show others IT CAN BE DONE!
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Re: Why My Friends Are Gone

Post by Travis » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:20 pm

:grin: :thumbsup:
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