Lance Carthen

Rookie (4-10-81 / Mineral Wells, TX)

The Day She Left - Poem by Lance Carthen

Not a word was spoken.
His eyes were in tears.
He stood there alone.
Cried I love you my dear.

Her casket was open.
Hands crossed on her chest.
To him she was just as beautiful
as the day that she left.

A moment in time crossed his mind.
For the time had come to say goodbye.
He would close his eyes, go back and find
this letter that she had left.
Her words flowed with a sigh...

Im just steppin out.
Ill be back soon.
Ive gone to make a run.

Soon as I get back,
Im running to you.
Then well have some fun.

Broken hearted the man who stood there alone.
For a life he'd never forget.
Soon after he gave her one final kiss.
The preacher slowly closed the lid.

That night the man wept.
Slowly going to sleep.
A dream embraced his soul.
He saw his love walking down a golden street.
She extended her hand saying, my love.

For God has taken me.
One day you too.
Please dont hang your head and cry.
Look me in my eyes.
Ill be here waiting for you.
Cause one day, you too will die.

He suddenly awoke, sat up in bed.
His pain has drifted away.
He looked out his window the sun was shining.
A smile gently came to his face.

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Comments about The Day She Left by Lance Carthen

  • (10/27/2008 10:02:00 AM)

    Great stuff! True from the heart! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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