Andrew.

Heaven gained an angel last night as my 16 year old cousin, who was very near and dear to my heart, was killed in a car accident.  Life is fleeting.  Moments are numbered.  Love is eternal.  This poem is for Andrew Keithley.

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“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”

I can’t explain,

The tearing in my chest.

Cutting, burning, ripping

Out at my fragile breast.

It is just there,

Slicing at my soul,

At my heart,

At my spirit.

Life is a violent work of art.

And I can’t explain…

…it.

This Heartbreak.

This Unmentionable Heartbreak.

 

16. You were just 16.

So cruel to steal,

To rip away someone so young.

A violent act,

I feel it in my chest.

You were loved.

By me,

By them,

By us.

Andy…

…I will always love you so much.

 

I hear your dad’s voice,

“We are going to make it”.

You are and you will

Forever engrained on my soul

A precious jewel

A spark of light

Who made it:

Tattooed forever in my mind.

One Reply to “Andrew.”

  1. Beautiful poem…we will never understand until we are on the other side. Love how you can put feelings into words.

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