She passed one Sunday in March at age 13

I wrote a sentence upon the sand
on the ground that holds you close within
and that sentence gave me hope
writing it over and over to see you again
i thought it was your face today
only a misplaced beauty in the streets
first it stole my pain away
then left my sorrow quite complete
I still hear the songs
I hear the heavy, steady, drum of silence
and then I took a side door of the chapel
and never looked back since
then suddenly my inspirations gone
as gone as your lingering spirit
and upon the horizon comes a dawn
and here I sit with you in the quiet
the ides of march indeed
came they true, that sunday bleeds!
all the times tied memory to memory
to questions and ifs, I am a slave
my heart sighs thru freshly dug up sand
I wrote a sentence on your grave
saying so much more than I could stand
it said
Catherine Renee Stanger


I changed the title of this poem to better grasp thr poems meaning...This poem I wrote for a close friend of mine who died in 8 grade in an accident .. I wrote probably a year or so after ... She was lovely and since then I feel completely healed from the situation but this poem remains sad because loosing a friend that young can be scary and to real for them that young it was for me and everyone who knew her ... I was far from the most effected .. But our group of friends pulled thru together ... Anyways I do not put the sentence I wrote on purpose ..symbolic of what is left unsaid after the death of a friend of relative... This is pretty much a true story I would sit at her grave often not knowing why ..

Note ** all my poems are copyrighted and have codes to prove ownership ... While I doubt anyone here does this ..still have to say Don't steal other people's work wether a poem is good enough or not .... It's personal and directly speaks from the soul of the writer and to take their work and say it's yours's wrong and unnatural ..your stealing a peice of them's nothing to do with money or's so much more than that...its happened to me .. It can happen to anyone .. It hurts and I always speak out against it even if to most it seems pretentious...


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over 4 years

I just saw this for some reason ... Thank you so
Much for you comment and telling me it takes you back to a time ... If a poem does that for someone I'm happy ... :) thank for reading

steven t.
almost 5 years

you exhibit a wonderful depth of clarity for such a young
age, as a reader it pulled me back to a time when the death of disease took a young companion in our school and how the sorrow of vitality lost, for he surely would have garnered many trophies with this natural athletic abilities, is as poignant now as it was then...

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