Just a little explanation before reading this one….I wrote this poem one month before my 21st birthday. The words came to me from out of no where and I put them to paper. It in no way comes from a dark or suicidal place, it is a metaphor for my first 20 years dying and the life I would be taking starting 21 with new experiences and new challenges. I felt that my 21st birthday was a pivotal time in my life and this poem was the result of that thought! It freaked out my family as you might imagine, but that is because some can only take things at face value and cannot look to the deeper meaning. Poems are made of words, and these are just a few…..=) =)
As my body slowly falls towards the ground below
it seems like an eternity in my mind.
The cold blade slowly pierces the outside layer of skin
and enters deeper and deeper into my chest
each painful second
ticks like never ending
until finally the blade pierces my heart
and my body grows cold
the memories of my life flash before my
growing up, dancing, graduationg, love, lust, pain, sorrow, family, friends.
Did I live my life for all it’s worth?
Did I leave too soon?
As my last breath escapes my blue lips
I shut my eyes and drift off
A dark grey slate stands vertical
in front of fresh dirt.
Roses lay atop the area.
Roses were her favorite you know.
A young man kneels down in front of the slate
and reads it aloud as tears slowly caress his cheek
each one dropping from the end of his chin
to rest atop the burial place.
“Here lies Alexandria
a daughter, friend, loved one and companion.
She lived just three days short of her
twenty first birthday
Taken from us too soon
She is with God now
and will be misses forever.”