Having a loved one pass away can cause mixed emotions and hurt, but just remember the good times and one day you will join that person again.

Gordon Ansley Kinchen II Nov. 9, 1973-Sept. 14, 1994

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about Death

Why?
He was young
His life had just begun
All of a sudden it was taken away
I didn't even get to say the things I wanted to say
Only if God could see
How he could of turned out to be
Alcohol was the cause
He was wrong and broke the law
He wasn't the only one to pay
I still cry to this day
He would have been 21 this year
Sometimes I envision him in my mind
As clear as I would in a mirror
I only hope he knows
that no matter where in life I go
I love him so much
I only wish I could feel his touch
Only if God could see
How much he meant to me
Why won't the sorrow disappear?
Why can't I stop shedding the tears?
I never told him how much I cared
or how much I enjoyed the things we shared
All of mind is filled with hate
Because I never told him of my love
and now it's too late
Sometimes I feel he's here
I only wish he didn't drink that beer
For he'd be alive today
and I wouldn't think of reasons "Why?" to say

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  • Amanda
    that was a good poem. my uncle is an acholic and reading that i know he need help. it is very sad that he died and i hope you will get the love that you need with lots of love There IS HOPE!
  • kim
    I just wanted to let you know out of all the poems I have read today-this one touched me the most. Almost a year to date my cousin died during an Over Dose. He was a great artist in the music industry-very talented in his own right. Unfortunately he was also very sick and never got the help he needed to get cleaned up. As the anniversary of his death comes closer, I think of him more and more.
  • Abbie
    Wow, i love your peom, im 12 and when i was 6 i lost my parents, 9/11, and since then a boy called Jamie was friend with me, and he looked after me, taught me loads, i loved him, he did drugs, as did and do i, i have done drugs since i was 6, and alochol also, i miss him like hell he died a week ago and i read your poem at his funeral, hope you dont mind i did tell people it was by you. I also write poems but i wouldnt ever show people them, you are brave xxx
  • linda
    beautiful poem. Very well written. I to lost someone 3 months ago. My Husband. He passed away with his liver blead from alchohol abuse and drug abuse. i watched him slowly killing himself for 24 years of our marriage, and then i saw him laying on his hospital bed fighting for his life and then that moment came when I saw him take his last breath. all due to addictions inflicted on his body. he knew that sooner or later his addictions would take its toll. Now I am left here still loving him and crying tears every day since his passing, wishing that he would have taken better care of his body. Then we would still be together and seeing the smiles of happiness in our lifes. Thankyou for allowing me to read that touching poem.
  • sam
    this poem really touched me coz my brother currently on the road to death by every thing you dicribed but its nott beer but burbon :(:(:(:(:(
  • sarah
    that waz a very good poem when i read it i stated to cry
  • Emily
    Very good. I like heartfelt poems and thats definatly one of my favourites now.
  • Samantha
    This is a great poam and it really touched me because always feel like I'm going to lose my brother and boyfriend if they don't guit drinking and I have no idea how it could feel but hopefully I never will . Yuo did a great job on this poam
  • Melissa
    this poem really touches me. I have lost 3 friends this year to car accidents, and 2 of them were either drinking or on drugs. And its very hard to quit hurting about it. But your poem is wonderful
  • Jessica
    This poem means so much to me , it has been two years since a family friend of mine was killed in a 4 wheeler accident, i never would have thought that something like this would have ever happened in a small indiana town that we live in but it did. she was 19 and beatuiful and i miss her thanks for the beautiful poem 10
  • Lisa
    I love this poem. I give it a 100% because it says it all. I lost my best friend on the 31st of August 2006. He did something stupid and now I will never get to tell him all the things that I wanted to say. Im still trying to figure out how to go on from here.
  • teonshay
    i love this poem is is so sad but i still thank is it raw
  • alyssa
    I could feel the pain that person is going through in the poem and i am so sorry u have lost a person who meant so much to u they always say bad things happen to good people which i think is abosoulty true and others would agree with me
  • johnathon
    it was good,
  • Sarah
    HI! I just wanted to start off saying thank you for writing this peom i was looking for the right poem to read at my boyfriends funeral. and this did it for me. he was 21 and drunk driving home. i havent been able to heal and reading ur poem helped me a little bit u never can really get over something like this. i just wanted to say i read the poem at his funeral and it touch everyones lives. including mine
  • Sasha
    We all know how people with the addition problem is very hard to connect with, but all we can do is not give up on them and try to reach out to them before its their last.
  • Natalie
    Its a lovly poem and I think it deserves a vote.
  • pamela
    this poem (why) really touched my heart because i lost my father a few months ago the day he passed away i thought my life was over as well i had hate feelings i blamed everyone i even lost my faith thank god i have it back now i couldnt and wouldnt talk to anyone about my feelings so i picked up a pen and paper and put all my feelings on paper and it made me feel some better when you have a loss that big in your lfe and cant talk about it writing it down on paper rather its a poem or just a letter will make you feel better this poem (why) i thought was great.
  • Nancy
    the reason why this touched me so much is that i lost my friend on dec 7 2005 and its been 3 weeks from that day and he was shot by a gun it was due to drug use and he had just turned 23. he meet so much to me and he didnt even know and that day he passed away i was gonna call him to patch things put but all i told my else is that i still have tomorrow. this touch so much
  • olivia
    oh my god dat was so touching i just lost a cousin, (because of his wife didnt have any more miutes on her phone an he wouldnt buy her ay she killed him) she was in the military and she was very, very crazy and abusive
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