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I googled you today

you were gone

I was wrong

to think that time was infinite

it was only imminent

this cancer, “fucking cancer”

would escort you out

without waiting one zippin’ minute

for thoughts to collect

memories to reflect

on your beautiful face




Written for the Quadrille prompt that De is hosting this week at d’verse Poets PubThe given word is “zip”. Somehow I managed to incorporate it as I struggle with the loss of a childhood friend.


15 responses »

  1. Beautiful poem. Really sorry for your loss.

  2. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I lost someone recently to cancer, also. So much love and hope to you.

  3. Sorry for your loss. I can relate to this personal struggle as well as my sister currently is battling it out ~ Hugs Mish ~

  4. Gone in an instant! I can feel the pain. You shared it well!

  5. Lovely poem and my condolences on your loss of a friend.

  6. So sad…hate cancer! My sympathy in the loss of your friend.

  7. “I was wrong to think that time was infinite it was only imminent”, that’s a brilliant doubleentendre. Infinite time measured out to it’s imminent end on our end. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. It is a good memorial

  8. I loved the last two lines. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. Oh…this is too too true. You’ve expressed the frustration and anger of many here.

  10. So sorry about your friend. When cancer gets going, it zips too quickly.

  11. I am sorry for your loss.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s awful when life zips away too quickly like that.

  13. Thinking time is infinite is just another grace of childhood and youth, a way to be harbored through a tough and often unforgiving world. But, you know, maybe in the grand scheme, time really is infinite and it’s only matter that dissolves.

  14. we are achieving day by day but still when it comes to chronic diesase we lost 😦

  15. Reblogged this on Notes and commented:
    I belong to technology and today I feel sad about this belonging. If this technology was not there in the first place, one will never find out about any such sad event via Google.

    Reading a poem by “mishunderstood” about her finding out a sad passing of her loved one via Google, I wondered about all those wonderful souls that I have kissed. And today, I don’t even Google them to find out how they are.

    Her poem gave me just one more reason to never Google any of my loved ones, long lost but still closer to my heart enough to never read such a shocking news.

    Praying for their health. Amen!


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