Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tribute to an old friend - rest gently.

When I heard the news I couldn’t believe it.
It didn’t seem real
How could it be that you were just here,
But now you’ve gone?

Soon I felt numb,
Tried to get on with my day to day work,
But I couldn’t stop thinking of you.

I tried to explain it,
But there was no explanation.
I tried to find a reason.
But there was no reason.

I cried.

Then I remembered
The fun we used to have
Your cheeky grin,
Your quirky sense of humour.

I smiled.

When I last spoke to you
You had hopes and plans.
I was going to come and hear you play,
And have a chat again, like old times.

It wasn’t to be.
I guess you had a lot more pain
Than I would have ever known.
Pain that can’t be explained,

Like a rubber-band around your heart that can’t be unwound.

No-one should have to feel like that.

You were our friend,
An amazing person,
Talented, gentle and generous.

May you rest gently in the knowledge that you are loved.

Sue Oaks, 2012.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, Feelings of close friendship and loss beautifully expressed! May he know the regard of friends such as you wherever he now rests. Rosie-mum

Sue Oaks said...

Thank-you Rosie-mum xox

Barbara Price-Rees said...

Beautifully and inspirationally expressed Sue .. you have a wonderful talent in which to express your pain ... of course when someone shed a tear you know you've hit the spot .. 'tis true. Continue to use your pen and little images to inspire and engage:) love Barbara

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