When the flame of life extinguishes

Lately I have lost one of my friends. I knew her for nearly 15 years and loved her. She was such an amazing, wonderful person with the greatest heart. Last week I was informed that she is no more.

I dedicate this poem to her. Rest in Peace, my friend.


 

 

 

Growing up, she’s the different child

no matter how calm, no matter how wild

it never fits, it’s never a match…

no friends, no fun, on her soul is a scratch.

**

Jokes and laughter every day

but she’s not part – she is the prey!

It took a while, but then the shock

to others she is the laughing stock.

**

The years go by, but not the pain

Everyday life becomes more strain.

Sometimes better, then again for the worse

she knows deeply inside, her weight is a curse.

**

Being an adult she’s got the greatest heart

but people don’t care, they still rip her apart.

She’s so amazing with no edges and nooks

still nobody cares; it’s all about the looks.

**

She’s hurt and used by so called ‘friends’

repeatedly pierced and got no amends.

Getting it bad by only weeks apart

At the end she decided to take heart.

**

She made a decision, in secret, and slow.

that to her it was time to turn and to go

on silent soles, her inside in strife,

she blew out her own flame of life…

**

(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, November 2015)

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20 thoughts on “When the flame of life extinguishes

  1. My dear friend, what a lovely tribute. I wish I had words to comfort you, however, we both know there are none. I believe your friend would be proud of your love for her. I also believe she knows how you feel, even now. You are such a wonderful person and friend to your friends. God Bless.

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  2. The missing never stops, especially for those that have a special place in our hearts! Your poem possesses heartfelt feelings for someone who perhaps had few friends but those, like you, were indeed special, indeed priceless.

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