To friends and lovers had and lost,
My heart cradles you close and dear.
Memories breathe on no matter what the cost-
Evoking days long gone, when you were near.
Jovial times, fun-filled days of laughter
Before drama rears its head
Inevitably distance comes after
And pain fills the stomach like lead.
Sometimes parting with a shout,
Sometimes with a roll of the eyes.
Regardless of the means of the out
A little piece of me dies.
Reminiscences live on regardless of the pain.
I contemplate you often while walking in the rain.