I wrote this poem after a kid in my school died of cancer. His death made me realize how delicate life is. I know that my generation tends to have the mentality that we are invincible but I see now that we aren't.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Teen Poems

God took you away.
It doesn't seem fair,
but in the back of my mind,
you will always be there.

You weren't a close friend,
but our paths did cross,
and your absence in this world,
is to me a great loss.

You were too young to die, and
too innocent to feel that pain.
Only heaven benefits,
because you it has now gained.

I may think of you a little less
with each passing day,
but your strength is something I won't forget,
you have changed me in a way.

I wish for you eternal peace;
that's what you deserve my friend.
I hope I lead my life well enough
to meet up with you in the end.

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  • Cynthia
    This poem is really touching because my grandma died several years back from cancer and she was my favorite relative. And I would give anything to have her back with me.
    im sorry for your lost it makes me wanna cry ,but i now how it feels to have to say goodbye!
  • Ashley
    You are really good. I love your poem. Keep up the good work.
  • Elisha
    I just love this poem. Its that simple, but yet it reaches down to what you are really feeling. I write poems like this too and it such an inspiration to know that i'm not the only one that expresses my feelings on paper. Keep up the good work.
  • Kimberley
    Penny, I was so touched by your poem. I felt the same way when my brother died. We were really close. You are a magnificent poet. :-)
  • Faith
    Wat a very touching Poem. !
  • scott
    this poem has tuched me in ways a friend can't after a person so close to me that had died i thank you for writing it and will look for some more of your poems in the future
  • Ashley
    hi i am ashley and i am 15. On Feb. 18th my bf was shot in a drive by shooting and had died monday night around 9:00 pm i was totally sad. i picked this poem b/c god did take him because he was in so much pain that it was to hard on his body.
  • Jackelyn
    Our school also went through the death of a young girl who was only 16. She did in a car accident on the night of our homecomming. I didn't know her very well but when I saw her she always had a smile. I guess it showed me that you never know when you will take your last breathe.
  • chelsea
    I think that your poem was very touching and very sweet,i loved every word of it. It's amazing and i hope you keep expressing yourself in such a beautifl way!
  • Leslie
    I lost my son at the age of 19 to cancer, he was diagnosed at aged 15, he never got to go to highschool because he was so sick, I encourage everyone to become bone marrow donors and get on the unrelated bone marrow registry. Christopher had an urelated bone marrow transplant as a last ditch effort to save his life. It is so sweet of you to write a poem about another student that fought and lost the battle to this dreaded disease. keep writing.
  • Rebecca
    This poem really touched me. It was very emotive and I could really empathise with it. My little brother died of cancer. The points that the poem makes, are for me, all true. Goodbye is a poem that speaks true about the affecton that you feel when someone is gone. It was a brilliant poem and well-deserving of any praise.
  • Scott
    To me, this poem has so much meaning. My 16 month old brother was taken from me and I just want to thank you very much for writing this.
  • Leanna
    Very nice.
  • kelsey
    I love this poem so much the best i have ever read its amazing, you are very good writter keep it up.
  • Karina
    This poem really hit home for me. When I was four a little boy I knew died in his sleep from medical complications. The only real memory I have of him is that when you sang, he would smile.
  • victoria
    It's awesome! I'm 12 and write poems and I try to show what I feel. Thanks 4 inspiering me111
  • Jolene
    Just one word. Beautiful.
  • shaakieea
    i relly liked your powem i was really nice
  • Destiny
    I liked this poem cuz I know how it feels to lose a friend. she was my BEST FRIEND! but, the poem described exactly how I felt when i lost her. it's good, keep up the good work! Destiny Shannnea
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