Nicole D'Settemi

Gold Star - 6,130 Points (June 25th / Niagara Falls)

Pretty Girl With The Lifeless Eyes (Is So Long For Real?) - Poem by Nicole D'Settemi

Lifeless eyes,
You speak no more
Cold, pale skin
What did this happen for?
Why did you leave me?
Where did you actually go?
Is it really over now?
I can't believe I have to let you go
Pretty-girl, you're an angel
In that bed

I long to touch your lifeless skin
And, help your soul revive
Because I have also died inside
Yes, inside I have died.
Without you, I feel so small
Without you, I can't go on
This for certain, I know
Pretty-girl, you're an angel
In that bed

You were my one true friend
A real one until the bitter end
I remember your laughter
I remember your smile
You always made coping
Another day worthwhile
I remember when we were kids
The night I left town
You whispered how much you loved me
You begged me not to move away
And, cried and cried and hugged me
Oh, pretty girl! You're an angel
In that bed

You can't depart now
I will crumble without you
You have to get better
I'll compromise the life meters
Give some of my own-
Yes, I'll be a death-defying cheater!
All because
Pretty-girl, you're an angel
Forever in that bed

I wish I was able to express how I feel
But, every time I speak to your frozen body
The reaction is so unreal
You do not hear my voice
And, if you do I cannot tell
I feel like I made an exit from earth
I feel like I plummeted into hell
Nobody can replace everything you are
Pretty girl, you're an angel in that bed!

So, I will walk along, empty, lost
No ability or clue, without you
One last thing by the way;
Yes, I love you too.

Pretty Angel
In that bed.

(c) copyrght 2004Pretty Girl with the Lifeless Eyes (Is So Long For Real?) Nicole D'Settemi

Topic(s) of this poem: accident, best friend, car, death, friendship

Form: Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Author's Annotation - the title was originally "IS So Long For Real This Time" alone, and it had been an ode to my best friend. At one point during a struggle in our relationship we had a falling out and I had written a poem titled "So Long, " but we made amends several years later. Unfortunately, in 2004 she was in a near fatal car crash. When I visited her in her coma, I had penned this piece.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Poem Edited: Friday, August 16, 2019

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