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

Comments9

  • Clara

    This is a beautifully expressed poem. Full of emotion for your friend. Sorry for your loss.

  • orchidee

    A sensitive write Crow.

  • Fay Slimm.

    An emotive tribute to a friend whom now gone you surely understood better than most as stated in that powerful last line. A moving read.

  • Neville

    An impressive tribute dedicated to a much loved friend and a clear testimony to the influence he had on you... May Jamie RIP....

    Neville

  • TWENTY3

    quite stunning especially for me who is learning more and more about poerty so this one is a good example to help me along my way. thank you

  • dusk arising

    This is a very very moving tribute to Jamie. Certainly brought tears to my eyes.

    A lot of your soul went into this and it shows. Excelent. Into my fav's

  • FredPeyer

    So well written, Saxon! I am sorry for your loss.

  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful tribute to you friend SC, I hope it will never be you.

    Andy

  • railasunshine

    This was beautiful.



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