Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Because Of Him

He was always surrounded by laughter.
He was the cause of laughter.
Not at him
Because of him.

Everyone's friend,
Close as a brother.
Always positive
Even during the negative.
Because of him.

Now he died alone
In a cold dark empty house
No one to check on him
No one bothered to care
Because of him.

Don't know the changes
That he must have gone through
Don't know the reasons
No one cared. Could it have been
Because of him.

The end wasn't fair
The end was way too soon.
My friend, my mentor, my class clown.
You've taken a big part of my heart
Because you were you.


Cheryl Peters said...

I've met your friend and mourn him because of you, Walk.

My hand is on your shoulder to comfort you.

Annie said...

Offering a prayer for comfort and peace...

Linda McMann said...

Very sorry for the loss of your friend.

Walk said...

Thanks ladies. I guess what got me was that his family tried to contact him for three weeks and just now sent someone to check on him. It breaks my heart that someone that at one time so loved life and people would die alone and no one cared to check on him for weeks. Sad ending for a great guy.

Gullible said...

I'm sorry to learn about the passing of your friend, Walk. Maybe it would help to remember that not all who wander are lost, and not all who are alone are lonely.

Walk said...

Tis true, Gully, tis true.

makenwords said...

So sorry for your loss, Walk. Yet, I truly believe we never walk alone. Hugs.