I Miss You - Rest in Peace, Dear Friend
By Melissa, age 15, New YorkI'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