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Teenage Depression. Dealing with the lose of a Loved One.

Updated on June 28, 2014

Precious memories

This is a poem about losing a loved one and the precious memories that are all that is left behind.

It was written by a teenage boy already laden with personal depression and sadness, and compounded by the death of a parent.

Life can be filled with such profound joy, that sometimes is shattered by profound grief.

Appreciating the beauty of flowering trees and shrubs can provide comfort and pleasure even in a period of profound grief and sadness.

Everyone grieves in their own way.

Beautiful flowering trees that offer serenity and pleasure

Mimosa tree in bloom
Mimosa tree in bloom | Source
home grown oranges
home grown oranges
Crepe Myrtles in bloom
Crepe Myrtles in bloom
Azaleas in bloom
Azaleas in bloom
Flowering Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood
Pink roses in bloom
Pink roses in bloom
Lavender Crepe myrtles in bloom
Lavender Crepe myrtles in bloom
Red roses
Red roses

The Poem

The realities we must all face in life consists of both joy and sorrow.

We can only hope that the happiness and joy outweighs the sadness and sorrow.


  • Most of my life is over, and i wait in agony;
  • Praying the end will come, in peaceful harmony.
  • I've laughed and cried; I've hurt inside;
  • And all of heaven's joys I've tried.
  • Yet as the insidious end draws near
  • there's much of life I've missed, i fear.
  • You've gone before me, with little discern;
  • and how much, for thee, still do i yearn.
  • God how i pray, my days be they few,
  • till again, i can once more, be with you.
  • Such a long life, since from mine you went.
  • I'll await our reunion; be it heaven sent.
  • I love you, i love you, i truly do;
  • and in peaceful death, i'll again see you.
  • We're told again, and again, not to live in the past;
  • But it's all that remains today, that is steadfast.
  • Solace is there, in all the memories;
  • They remain, through the years, as do the trees.
  • They stand tall and strong, ever present there;
  • E'en when winter; leaves their strong limbs bare;
  • They bring to mind, those days, too soon past;
  • And when all else is gone, they still will last.
  • Our memories and trees are much one and the same;
  • They're the one thing that's true, in life's foolish game.

by: d.william 06/19/2011

Sweet Memories

© 2011 d.william


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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Beautiful plants, beautiful flowers, beautiful fruit trees and a very beautiful poem. God bless you. Thanks for sharing....

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Although i was only directing you here to view my beautiful mimosa trees, i appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. I have been using this "please be sure to vote..." capsule since i have been writing on hub pages for over a year without any problem. Thanks for the tip, i will check out the link you provided. And do a little research on the internet to find out more about the medicinal values of the mimosa tree.

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      Shil1978 5 years ago

      DW, lovely poetry - written at age 11, remarkable! About the medical uses of the Mimosa tree, I remember reading about it having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties! I believe it the bark that has the medicinal properties. I am sure you'd find more information about it. Extremely helpful having a medicinal plan on your property!!

      One thing I noticed that I need to make you aware of in this hub is the "please be sure to vote..." banner or text. You should check it out with the HubPages team whether they allow this. I believe they do not approve of this any longer. Do check out this link and do the needful if they require you to not have this,

      See Jason's original post on there!!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks kiddo, for taking the time to read my humble poetry and your kinds words.. I appreciate that.

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      Callum 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi d.william I love this hub have voted up and beautiful and awesome. You are so creative hun and have a super mind you really do draw people in to your creativity.

      Thanks for sharing and looking forward to reading more :-D

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      I agree with b.marlin what a wonderful creative mind for one so young. There is a wisdom in your words that touches everyone who reads them. Voted up.

      I think you and Slarty O' Brian have a lot in common and high on that list is integrity. Please have a look at his recently published memoirs titled "Yes, it's all about me." I think you will not be disappointed.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for your kinds words, that means a lot to me.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The poetry is wonderful, but the sadness is so vivid. You were much too young to feel like dying. I am not surprised that you are a gifted writer, judging from your poetry at such a young age, you were destined to be. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      d. william, you were a brilliant old soul for 11....Wow. One of the first poems that I ever wrote was about a tree but I can not remember it completely. I know it was not this creative! Rated up and awesome, I am so impressed.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      You wrote this at age 11...What a Wonderful, Creative Mind you had and look how far you've taken it. So Well Written my Friend.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Well, I had to laugh at the first line, but this a very mature piece of writng for age 11. Well done.