Treasure Island

Beverly Brown

(1983 / Houlton, Maine)

Unspoken Prayer


I wasn’t there
To say goodbye
To hold your hand
Before you die

I wasn’t there
When you needed me
To be the friend
I needed to be

But now you’re gone
And it’s too late now to
Hug and say
That I love you

We had good times
And I can’t believe this is real
You’re really gone
And regret is what I feel

I keep asking myself questions
That keeps echoing in my head
Why wasn’t I there?
Because now you are dead

I will miss you so much
And I really did care
But now you’re not suffering
Unspoken Prayer

Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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A very dear friend I used to work with passed away April 11th. With no friends or family around, he died alone. After my last conversation with him I knew he wasn't going to be around for to much longer. But I still live with the guilt of not 'being there' when he really did need me. In loving Memory of Erastus. I will never forget you!

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