Everybody is dead

Everybody is dead

my friends

are all

gone

I outlasted you all…

except for you

you were

the first one to go

and I never got

over you…

where are you now?

I used to confide in you!

As I look around, I

see nothing but

strange people

surrounding me

who

I do not know

I cannot

trust them

like I

did you

I used to know you

very

very

well

you were

the

strange

one

such as I

my friend

my dear friend

my very dearest friend

you are and forever

will be how I remember

you

someone who

was never

quite

‘there’

you know

what I mean

you were so

different

from everyone

else

yet,

I was never quite

‘here’ either

was I?

Now,

you really

are

‘somewhere else’

(I say in joking chagrin as tears

scatter down like rain)

you were so precious

unlike anyone in

my life

so what

am I

supposed to do

with myself?

Do you not wait for me?

And, I know you

have one thing you would say to me

which is

‘I must go on,

but

without you…’

and,

my reply would be

‘I don’t know if

I can, but I will surely

try doing so, my friend…

you were my most sacred

counsel

for so many years

you know all

my hidden

secrets

no one

will ever know

for

they all flew

away with you

I drained all my tears

on your caring shoulder

making you sopping wet

‘how do I overcome my

depression, my apathy

alone. I don’t know that I

can do it. How do I go on

without you with such

a sad heavy heart?

(and, an answer came swiftly to my mind like a wisp of air above by my head)

‘you live with it as well

as you can my friend

and you go on.’

I asked why?

‘you must do

this for you

as well as

for me’

wiping

my eyes,

I replied…

‘I cannot

say goodbye!

I can only

drink to

you

and pour a full

glass setting

it on your

old

place mat

in fondest

memory

of you

when we

used to

sit

on these

old

rickety

chairs

and

talk

and

share

our

dreams

toasting

to each

other

drinking

our

wine’

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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