A Dedication To A Friend - Lost far too young to suicide. (If someone is contemplating taking their own life)
One single shot, our lives are changed.
One single moment, nothing is as it was.
One single thought, how could you do this?
One single person has affected so many.
Didn’t you know you were loved?
Didn’t you know you could reach out?
Didn’t you know you weren’t alone?
Didn’t you know?
Now we must find a way, a way to live, a way to go on,
A way to forget the pain, a way to remember your glory.
We enjoyed some good times, you and I.
Now a memory is what I have to remember you by.
You touched so many in your brief time.
You’ve influenced us, changed our direction.
I’ve had friends pass, some close, others not.
Family members, both old and young.
But none has touched me or affected me this way.
What was it about you that has created this void in my life?
So much pain, so much despair.
I should have known, should have been aware.
Could I have helped? I’ll never know.
I never told you what you meant to me.
You were so young, I almost old enough to be your father.
But I enjoyed your presence more than most peoples’.
We hunted, we fished, we played our games.
My children adored you, one wanted to emulate you.
Do you realize what you meant to them?
Yes, you do. But in those final hours, you were so confused.
No light, no hope could find you.
Now, you’ve passed on, to sit with Him.
Now we must wait to see you in the future.
Be patient, and watch over us.
Our prayers are with you, someday we’ll meet again.
We’ll walk through the woods, searching for sign.
Until then, Peace be with you.