AG (1963 - / St.Helens, South Lancashire, UK)

I Never Knew You

I never knew you, we hadn’t met.
All I recall was flowers by the road,
With annual cards of deepest regret.
I knew you’d died, in accident claimed,
A loss of a young life,
I don’t know whom was blamed.
I do know it happened, some time back now.
And at the genesis of the killer bend,
Replenished flowers some people send.

It was sometime in the late 1980’s,
I recall. You were taken at that time.
It all seems so very long.
And I never knew you, we hadn’t met.
But at least we can do, is never forget.

I drive past your departure from life,
At least now once a week.
The flowers wither and die in time.
I’m saddened you never fulfilled your dreams
And I’m certain many eyes must have
Filled up in streams. Too young to die.

But then, I never knew you,
We hadn’t even met.
All I recall was flowers by the road,
With annual cards of deepest regret.

by Amy Gerrard

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Comments (1)

very touching.. i loved it!