Poem - She Died Today

I Know Her Now That She Is Gone

She died today
But she really wasn't a friend
She died today
I barely knew her name
She died today
We didn’t always say hello
She died today
It was always the same
She died today
We
smiled at one another
She died today
It was just the corporate game
She died today
I didn’t really know her
She died today
I’m the one to blame
She died today
I never asked how she was
She died today
I thought she would win the game
She died today
Maybe you should get to know someone
They may die today
You don't want my shame

 

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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

A great thought, we should never let an opportunity pass to tell others they are loved.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

It was a co-worker... a fight with cancer that ended last week... it sucks and yet there are so many others walking around my building and we smile and move on....


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KristenGrace 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

So true... It is beautifully written with a great message. I suppose we should all take the time to get to know each other even a little more, but you know, sometimes that gesture of smiling at someone is more than others even care to do.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Kristen... you know... I'm sorry I had to write it but it made me think about all the people around us who have their stories and speaking for myself, they are stories that are seldom read....


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CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

As she died today so did part of you - that part that could just walk by others without seeing the story there... may that piece of you she took today rest forever..very strong thoughts here, I like this very much.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

CA - thank you for your remarks. Maybe the side of me that remains aloof and not wanting to be bothered left the building with her. I hope I can be different in the future. Awareness is a good start I guess.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Whew! I just spoke with her boy friend here at work. He said "work is not important anymore but I know it is to the rest of you." I just let him talk through it.... He is very professional but is struggling because the corporate train don't give a damn....

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