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As She Got Ready To Go

by Thomas K. Hunt

She drifted in on a summers dream
Lonely and searching for something it seemed
Walking the streets in the chill of the night
Through the darkness, the shadows, the yellow moon light

She had not changed since I'd seen her last
I found her the same just as in the past
We didn't speak no words were exchanged
I wondered why it felt so strange

Then the temple glowed with flames
There had to be someone to blame
Her face was lit by the burning glow
I saw her smile, as she got ready to go

I never knew at dreams end
I'd be losing a life long friend
Then two days later I received the news
Her battle for life she would sadly lose

I wish I had the answer
To why that temple glowed
Was she trying to tell me?
This was her time to go

My heart will have a place for her
Until the end of time
I hope she knows I think of her
In the corners of my mind

And on the day we meet again
It will be with open arms
We'll smile in love without an end
As we dance from star to star

12/22/1998

Author's Note: I hadn't seen this girl I grew up with in years. Then one night I had this dream about her. In the dream a building caught on fire and I could see her smiling as the flames lit up her face. Two days after my dream I got the news that she had passed away..I think in some strange way she was saying good-bye to me.(this is for Susie)

Posted on 06/26/2003
Copyright © 2020 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David R Spellman on 06/27/03 at 12:25 PM

A very sad tale and with your note it becomes chilling yet very touching. Well done.

Posted by Beth K Hannah on 06/29/03 at 04:16 AM

oh, this one tugged a few heartstrings and released a few tears. you did a fantastic job.

Posted by Siri Lipscomb on 11/20/03 at 11:42 PM

Very lovely tribute. Loss - even indirect loss - does seem to generate creativity. I like this one. ~ S

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