I Miss You - Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

By Melissa, age 15, New York

I'm still in shock, I'm still in pain,
This is all driving me remarkably insane,

How could you leave, how could you go,
You left this world too soon,
There's so much that you didn't know,

I missed all your warnings, I missed all your signs,
Now I miss you so much,
You were never fine,

I'm so sorry no one was there, I'm so sorry I couldn't save you,
Even if someone had realized, even if someone knew,
Was there anything in this world we could do?

I'll never see you again, I'll never hear your voice,
If I could have a wish in this world,
I would wish you hadn't made this choice,

I know you're always here with me, at least that's what they say,
Sometimes I feel your presence,
But you and I both know it's never the same way,

I know this is what you wanted, and I know you're happier now,
But if you had told me your few options,
This is the one decision I wouldn't allow,

They say I need to recover, they say I need to move on,
They say time heals all wounds,
But how can I when you're gone?

You're such a great person, such a great friend,
I miss you more than anyone can ever comprehend.

Dedicated to my dear friend Lyla, may you forever rest in peace.

Note: Two months ago I lost my friend to suicide. So many thing have been going through my mind. I was thinking this topic may be too dark for the magazine until I saw Ashley's article [in the March issue]. I know hers was about saving her friend almost, and although I cannot save my friend, I wrote two poems about her. The other is called "The Brightest Star".

Lyla (left) and I

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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