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Hear me read it

They will not silence the bells for you.
The roses will not halt their will to wilt
and lilies will disassemble under the earth.
They will not dust Frankincense over cities
and trees will not bow down in grief
willingly donating limbs to become tissues.

But throats will dry out mid-sentence and
black hankerchiefs will be dubbed into pockets.
There will be enough salt to melt the ice
embedded around the hearts of old enemies.
Old enemies will turn friend once more
and the church will be full, packed with love.

The world is unlikely to take a moment's prayer;
Earth spins too fast to pause for any of us.
But the meagre collection of people you touched
(meagréd only by the tear-ridden knowledge
that you would have touched many more in time)
Will ache tonight and whisper of your friendship.

You were and always will be; loved.
We were friends once, but we went our seperate ways in August 2012. Today I found out he passed away this week. I always thought there would be another day to fix things.

He use to drive me crazy... call me sis, ask my advice... usually about my friend that he was dating. We planned his proposal together... we conspired to get her gifts and flowers when she was sad... he drove me insane trying to convince me to watch dr who which he loved... and every so often he would say something that was comedy gold... I underappreciated him when he was around, and when a fight between myself and other people drew us apart I didn't fight to stay friends. So maybe I'm not entitled to feel this loss, but I do nonetheless, and I am sorry I wasted so many chances to repay his loyalty and friendship in kind.

Not many people knew him, but those that did loved him.. and will miss him a great deal.


This poem was obviously inspired by W.H. Auden.
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sonic-fan654 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's so PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![link]
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
:D Thank you!
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TheAmatuer41 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I think this poem is enough to repay his goodness to you....:}
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:] Thank you
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TheAmatuer41 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
:}
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read this and wished someone might write such a poem for me when I pass away. But the written word could not compete with the read out words you recorded. The read version was the one that made me feel your sadness in such a way I almost cried. Maybe this poem can be the salt to melt the ice embedded around the hearts of old enemies so they, or rather we ourselfs might forgive each other in time.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you so much. It was difficult...
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   General Artist
my deepest sympathies, sweetheart. i pray for strength and hope to fill you and all his loved ones. :cuddle: this is such a touching tribute :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   General Artist
most welcome, wonderful! :huggle:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
You are always entitled to feel loss where you feel it. Those moments you had meant something to you and that is what is important. Beautiful poem. :heart:
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
This is an incredibly lovely piece.
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very sorry, its such a shellshock,, I lost a good friend, Justin, a year ago, still keep expecting to see him... beautiful poem ..much love Gea xxx
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
im sorry for your loss, and it is. old friends share memories that not even time can take apart. i understand this as i have had the same thing a friendship lost by an offset in words. then the person isnt any more. again im so very sorry if you need an ear, note me. i listen well.
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ravingroshie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and touching poem, I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure he knows you care ^^
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully said. I think we all have people like this who were in our lives but aren't any longer. Yes, you are entitled to the loss-never think that you aren't. You are entitled to all of your feelings, there aren't any rules that can change that.
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domsaverem Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I'm sorry about your friend. Take care :heart:
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Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
My condolences, Kate :heart:
This is really beautifully written. It sounds wonderful aloud.
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful and moving. And true -- we go through life with that underlying assumption -- there'll "be another day to fix things". Having the shocks of finding out otherwise, I try to remember to do what can be done while it can be done. Succeeding sometimes.
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ToaTepsak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So touching, I think I'm gonna cry...So sorry about your friend :huggle:
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Condolences :rose:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My condolences for your friend. But if you are sad enough to immortalise his memory with the written word, then you're not that bad a friend as you think. :rose:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Writer
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a feeling I completely understand. Love you honey. Sorry for your loss. :heart:
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Aihin13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss, I can tell what a wonderful person he must have been :hug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you so much
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Aihin13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very very welcome :hug:
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6-9Changeling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: Thanks
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6-9Changeling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anytime :huggle:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:hug:
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6-9Changeling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I'm so sorry, you have my condolences. This is beautiful and it really shows how my you cared for him.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
and once he was planning how he would get to her if a zombie apocalypse and he said he would steal a plane, and I said "what if there are zombies on the plane?" and he said "that's okay they can fly second class".
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
He sounds like a wonderful person who was loving, kind and a good laugh and someone who was taken from this world far too soon :(
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: He was wonderful. Forgiving, generous of heart, kind, and very loyal and loving to his partner.
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GentlePeace Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have my condolences, it seems the world lost a great person.
This is a very wonderful and touching poem.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: thank you
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coolkitty252 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You and everyone who was a part of him have my condolences, This is very beautiful
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thank you so much
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Diamond-Arrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry. You have my condolences.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you. Condolences shouldn't be for me, they should be for the whole world, for losing someone so gentle and loving.
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Diamond-Arrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But you have them from me, nonetheless, seeing as how you cared for him even though you stopped being friends.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:cries: Thank you
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Diamond-Arrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's no problem. I can understand.
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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My God

I feel so bad for you but yoy expressed your feelings perfectly, damn.....
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
don't feel sorry for me, I let him down. Just send love thoughts to his girlfriend (my old best friend). :[ :rose: Thank you
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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh okay....

But really, a death is hard..
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolocence, dear Kate <3 it was very brave and beautiful of you to write this!
I wish you and everyone who knew him very much strength and hope.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you. ♥♥
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