No Goodbyes


It was that wicked drug,

Not some contagious bug,

That caused a goodbye without a hug.


We certainly cried when you died,

And our tears eventually just dried,

Because your potential to shine was denied.


Even though you are dead,

A fact that we all dread,

After knowing what life you have led,

And every battle that caused bloodshed,

We are confident for what is ahead.

  • Author: Survivor48 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 13th, 2016 12:54
  • Comment from author about the poem: About my decreased brother, who died from an overdose on painkillers.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 25
  • User favorite of this poem: CarolRivers.
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    WELCOME FRIEND - A very very powerful opening poem. Beautifully crafted but the most painful of subjects "The untimely death of a loved one". Drugs are indeed a curse and I like the optimism in the final line. "We are confident ~ for what is ahead". I can empathise because I have had Friends pass into eternity due to an overdose. I thank God my Brother and Sister are still with us and the pain in your poem has made me treasure them even more. Thanks for caring - BRIAN

    • Survivor48

      thank you for those kinds words!

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