A very touching write that speaks from the heart to many hearts. There were so many little phrases in this poem that speak deeply and that many feel at the time of ones death. I often think we don't think enough about this world's inevitability. We get so close to someone and become fast friends and we never think about a day when they won't be there.
Structurally wise, this poem could use a little work to clear up the stanzas, and there are a few spelling mistakes woven throughout the poem. The main broken up stanzas are good, however, I would break those up into a couple of lines to make it a bit easier to read and the poem would flow better as a result.
I do understand that this poem was probably written with many emotions so do not take my criticism too heavily. The emotions and deepness of the poem are wonderfully done. So much so that I can easily relate to your words as I remember those who I have counted among my friends that are no longer here. I hope you find comfort and are able to focus on the many memories you have had with this person! Great job and keep writing!
Life is such...we meet extra ordinary people who turn our lives around, may they be friends, relatives or even a total stranger. Through their hardship, sickness and all we can learn many lessons and the biggest lesson to live with is their loss...
KelleyanaI read this with tears filling my eyes. I have felt these same feelings losing people that I loved so much. I think your special friend did so much for the people he cared for. Keep your memories close to your heart and he will still be there giving his strength to the ones who were special to him.