Poem about death and grief by Darren Heart - 'Why You, Not Me?'

Darren Heart By Darren Heart, 7th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An original short poem about death and grief by Darren Heart.

Why You, Not Me?

You're bright, outgoing and playful,
I'm quiet, introverted and shy.
A sixth sense for what makes me happy,
While the best i can do is just try.

You're caring, selfless and giving,
I'm selfish, and look out for myself,
An Angel on earth, that's what you are,
Plucked from the very top shelf.

You live a healthy lifestyle,
Eat fresh vegetables every-day,
My idea of good health, Is grab a beer off the shelf,
And watch my favorite football team play.

You're love of life was inspiring,
Now I struggle to get out of bed,
There's been a mistake, this can't be right,
You sure it's not me who's supposed to be dead?

You're wandering the heavens above now,
While my pain longs to just be set free,
So I cannot help but ask myself,
Why you then, and not me?

© 2014 Darren Heart

The short poem 'Why You, Not Me?' is from the book My Five Stages of Grief by Darren Heart.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Jul 2014 (#)

Poignant poem Darren. Life and death are tough to explain though we find succor in our beliefs - siva

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