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Rest In Peace, My Friend...

Updated on November 13, 2011

This poem is a tribute to my dearest friend whom I recently lost... It might not be the best one I have written but the feelings attached to it are the most intense...

RIP... You will never be forgotten...

One night,

The phone rang.

The words I heard,

In my mind still hang,

Haunting me...

"Raghav, your friend is dead."

My heart skipped a beat.

I felt a chill down my spine,

Even in this intense heat.

The words clogged my mind,

Their burden, I could not bear.

The phone dropped from my hand,

Silence hung in the air.

I gasped for breath.

But it had been sucked away.

I fell on the floor choking,

As my world was being taken away.

My mind had gone bizarre,

Memories flashed.

I couldn't control the overflow of emotions,

Everything... trashed.

I went to the window,

I needed air.

And I saw the park bench,

We used to play there...

As kids.

I went near the bench,

I still could feel him near me.

I sat down and cried and cried and cried...

He was not there to comfort me.

I sat and wept there for long.

But the tears did not seem to stop.

I finally looked up to the sky and said,

"You might have left this world buddy,

But with that our friendship does not end...

And I etched these words on that bench,

~~Rest In Peace, My Friend...~~


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Oh such a heartbreaking yet wonderful ode to your dear friend. You start your introduction by stating that this may not be your best. It truly is your best as it came from a place of complete love for your dear friend. Although this brought tears to my eyes, truly great poetry has a deep effect on the reader. Your ode to your friend had that affect on me.

      Happy to be following and I send my deepest prayers to you.

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      Para Nought 5 years ago from Inside My Mind

      This sent a chill down my spine as I'm all too familiar with the cold grip when death takes a loved one. As a stranger what can I say but I am sorry for the loss of your friend and know that they live on in your memories.

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      shrutij 6 years ago

      its so much wt i felt like aftr i lost adi!! !! it wud be two yeara ov him gone in some months . . .bt it bugs me soooo much!! i cnt frgive myself . . !!:(

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Glad you wrote on the bench so you can go there and think of him and all the memories. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful..When we lose someone we love, the pain is unbearable, but in time the pain lessens. Thank you for sharing...

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      Raghav Rathi 6 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thank you Keith... I am glad you could stop by... :)

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      Raghav Rathi 6 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thank you 4elements... Ill sure be checking out your poem... :)

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      Raghav Rathi 6 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Dexter: Thanks..... :)

      Sherry: Thank you for saying that dear... you also make me smile... :) I wish I was able to make his life happy with my words... Godbless...

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      Raghav Rathi 6 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Oh wow... I had never imagined to get such a response... I know how overwhelmed i am right now...


      rjsadowski: It is a big pain I know... but well, all people say that life has to go on and i know so... but the pain will not go... it is in my heart and it will sty forever...

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      Keith Matyi 6 years ago from Denton, TX

      Good poem! I like the way you put emotions into words. My thoughts are with you.

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Very intense. I could feel the emotions. I too just recently lost a friend and I understood every word here. If you care to check it out it is called Purple Heart Tragedy. Blessings

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      Oh my young friend, this was a beautiful tribute to your friend and the special bond between the two of you. Death always shocks us, even if the person is very old and is in very bad health - that final departing just leaves us so very sad and empty. When a young person dies or it is unexpected it seems even more tragic.

      I'm glad for this person that they knew you and had you as a friend because that tells me he had joy in his life and laughter because from clear across the world, you and I being friends has done this for me.

      I'm so sorry that you have had this pain in your life.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Great tribute to your friend. Thanks for sharing and yes, may your friend rest in peace.

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      rjsadowski 6 years ago

      I wish I could tell you that the pain will go away but it won't. With time, it will only get less intense.