It’s a cruel world we live in
with no hopes of salvation
only "god"’s devastation
regarding those that we loved
taken to young
their lives unfinished
their hopes and dreams deminished
unready, unsteady
but still made to go
so here i stand now with him six feet below
and come to believe what they say
“you reap what you sow”
but he didnt deserve the fate so presented
and i think to myself how much i resent it
he suffered in pain through flesh eating flames
until he let go…
and ash he became.
Tears start flowing through these broken eyes,
as i lay a black rose and say my goodbyes.
Not only to one, but three friends of mine.
I look to the heavens and scream to the skies,
“you pushed me to far god, why must they die?”
my only reply



Joined September 2008

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dedicated to my late cousin,
Mathew James Miller.
He died September 24, 2007 in a car crash that not only claimed his, but Lucas Cowling-Ambler’s (my boyfriend at the time), Christopher Gillet’s, and Julian Kreyer-Nelson’s lives.
Each was only 18, except for Julian who was 22
Julian (the driver) was thrown from the car and died instantly
Matt(back right seat) and Chris(passenger seat), both wearing their seatbelts, were unable to free them selves from the belts and burned alive.
Later Chris’s phone was discovered with pictures of his burning flesh on it (we guessed that he thought he would survive and wanted the pictures as a recollection of what he went through)
Lucas, the lone survivor of the crash, was flown to the hospital.
He sat in a coma for four hours, suffering severe full body burns and passed away while there.
This poem is mainly to matt, but each meant so much to me.

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