I Came to Talk



I came to talk but you could not wait 

The pain too great you took your leave 

In shock I stood — fear, disbelief 

but the truth was clear 

that you’d gone from here 


I hope you’ve found a place of peace 

Amongst the trees by the mighty oak 

As sunlight dances through the leaves 

I chance you’ll catch a glimpse of me 

Remembering you amongst the trees 


On a starlit night so silver bright 

The full moon calling out your name 

I wish you hadn’t felt the pain 

that made you take your life in vain 


If only I had had that chance 

to talk and ease away your pain 

but you could not wait, I came too late 

I didn’t know your time was near 


Strong friendships stand the test of time 

and ours supported both of us 

We shared, we cared, we laughed and cried 

you shared your strength and I shared mine 


Then one day demons came to call 

and they brought pain too great to bare 

You lost your way, they did not care 

Our friendship shattered, torn and tattered 


I came to talk, I wish we had 

but you could not wait, I came too late


  • Maureen Slough says:

    Beautifully written Annette with so much meaning. ♥️💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • Vera says:

    A beautiful poem Annette, well expressed about the loss of your friend .

  • Sam says:

    Annette – that’s a wonderful poem . It sums up so well the loss left by suicide .
    Life goes on and we owe it to our loved ones to celebrate their lives and memories .

  • Jenny says:

    Well written poem about grief and loss .Heart felt and sincere. Thank you.

  • Claire Scanlan says:

    such a true discription of a wonderful friendship, and the sadness felt for those who care, left behind to carry.

  • Mary says:

    Your pain also comes across in that Annette ,shows just how much of a friendship you had .you can be proud you continue to be that friend ,he knows that too 💙 beautifully written ❤

  • Sandra says:

    So beautifully put.

  • Jane spong says:

    Beautiful annette, emotionally written from the heart xx

  • Mary Jane says:

    A lovely way of expressing a moment of trauma in life and dealing with it ,so well put in words.Congrats in your surviving of this circumstance.

  • Kevin says:

    A colleague at work just showed me this.I must say The blog is so impressive .Keep up the good work

  • Annette says:

    Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my poem and comment. Thanks FOSL for supporting me and enabling me to express my emotions. 🦋

  • Lucy Meynell says:

    Annette because you shared your pain and your hope you have touched the hearts of all of us particularly those that know the pain of being too late, not knowing that the day had come and we would not know and we were not there in time. Thank you so much. ❤️ Lucy

  • Aisling Lyons says:

    Well written Annette. I feel your pain. You were a great friend to Adrian. 🥰

  • Glen says:

    An excellent blog and a great idea to help people in grief.I have looked at all your blog and am very impressed with the lay out.Please keep this going.

  • By sharing your own pain and loss you have lit the way for other to share theirs. Thank you for the sunshine and the tears.

  • mary katilius says:

    Annette I wish I could express myself like that just beautiful xxx

  • Carhy says:

    Beautifully written Annette

  • Andrew says:

    Why is it so hard to talk when it’s one of the first things we learn? Things need to be said and your poem expresses that. Good on you Annette.

  • Sally says:

    Beautiful poem Annette.

  • Nelly King says:

    Such an honest, beautifully written poem that will help many relate and find comfort.
    Thank you Annette!

  • Nicola Graham says:

    Beautiful poem Annette, good friends are hard to find, makes losing them so much harder💞💞💞

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