Saxon Crow

It Could Have Been Me

I saw a lot of myself in him

Especially, the sadness and the effort to smile

The way he spoke about life

The joke of it in his eyes

I saw what he saw though our lives weren\'t the same

But there was a recognition there of an old familiar pain

And then today I was told by colleagues and friends

That his story was over, a choice he had made

Yet all I can feel is the respect for his strength

Each day a battle that he won again and again.

But now it is over and he is finally free

And the part that I recognised says

It could have been me


RIP Jamie - Be at peace