In His Hands Now

This poem was written as an ode to my best friend growing up who simply couldn't take it anymore and took his own life. I loved him dearly, and I will miss him like mad. Until we meet again, my friend...


You were just here, and now you are gone.

I suppose you felt like you didn't belong.

All those who say what you did was so wrong,

Don't realize God forgives those who aren't that strong.


You were so loved, so valued, a friend,

But it was so hard for you to pretend.

The pain was inside you, never would end,

Imagine the pain we feel, never to see you again.


You lit up the room with your beautiful smile,

You could make someone laugh like it was going out of style,

And if ever someone was sad, you'd walk an extra mile

Just to make them happy, even for a little while.


You were so loyal, so trusting, pure gold.

The cards life dealt you, you decided to fold.

And those who loved you now must grow old

Regretting things they had to tell you, but never were told.


We'll miss you each day, and time seems to stand still.

To know that you're gone is still so surreal.

There's a void in our hearts that will never be filled,

But we'll reach out to God, and ask Him to heal.


For you are with Him now, happy and free.

No one can hurt you with their selfish needs.

But you are still with us, even if we can't see

And we'll be with you again, when our time comes to be.

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Beautiful poem for a friend gone ! If it just happened I'm so sorry! My heart goes to you. I just befriend you on FB.See the messages.I'm not under 'tantrum' LOL :)


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Dian Hendratmo 6 years ago

thank you


Leslie Murphy 6 years ago

I think that was beautiful!


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Tantrum, it's been a few weeks now, but it's still a fresh wound. He was loved very dearly. I miss him a lot. I got your request on FB. : ) Nice avatar... LOL!!!

Dian, thank you for stopping by. : )

Leslie, thank you for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me! : )


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Becca, you have my sympathies for the loss of your friend. The words in your poem suggest that this was a kind soul, if troubled. I hope that he knows a peace he could not know here.

Mike


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

so touching great emotional read thanks its truly first rate hub god speed sorry


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George J Hardy 6 years ago from Southern New Jersey

Told with much sympathy and heart - well done. Sorry about your loss.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

It is a soulful tribute to your departed friend, you write it so beautifully...


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Salty Giovanni. 6 years ago from Everywhere my feet take me.

That was really good. I could feel the emotion in your writing, I'm sorry for your loss, but with every bad thing comes a good thing so keep your head up.


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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Hey Becca, that was great. I enjoyed that. Very moving. :) Thank you for sharing yet another piece of you. :)


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Mike, thanks for reading and sending your sympathy. He was, ideed, very troubled. The other hub I wrote "Tell me our healthcare system isn't currupt and I'll punch you in the face" was about him. I, too, hope he's found the peace he needed. I try to talk to him each day, in my own little way. He was the closest person I've ever lost, so it's unlike other deaths I've experienced. : )

thevoice, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed it. : )

George, thank you for your well wishes and thanks for stopping by. : )

Moulik, thank you for stopping by. : )

Salty, thank you, as well, for your well wishes. Things are seeming a bit better these days, but he is still sorely missed. : )

Cagsil, thank you, as always, for stopping by and giving me your kind words. You guys keep me motivated, even when I want to throw down the laptop and walk away. : )


ralwus 6 years ago

Ahhh the pain of losing any loved one is so hard to bear. You did a great job putting it out there for us to read, and so well too. My sympathy to you hun. Much love, CC


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you, CC. You're much appreciated. Even though I still mourn his loss, I can celebrate the fact that we will see each other again soon. : )


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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

I Was Meant To Read This Today

Fate One Could Say.

Thank You So Much

And Keep It Up~


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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

thanks for reading and commenting, poet. can't bring myself to call you awful because you are so talented! : )

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