Memoirs of a Time Well Spent



When the clouds of gray
have stopped,
clogged with rain,
emotions are chopped
into the words of the slain.

Why do the weary weep?
When all they are is tired,
tired of counting sheep
to keep from being wired
on an addiction so clean:
the way white doves fly free.

Where do the words cease to exist?
Beyond the plains, reality must exist
to give me a reason to stay
and fight another day,
even though all of my doves
have flown away.

Who has the right to take you?
Steal you away from the breath of life
to leave us crying like fools.
only God himself has the right.
but this time by far,
God himself has inflicted this scar.

How can I put this simply?
You were taken away too soon,
beneath the rising sun
and the setting moon.

Simply, you fell like
rose petals onto concrete
on that dreary day
turning into ashes
as you slowly slipped away.

About this poem

"Memoirs of a Time Well Spent" was written in loving memory and honor of Tiffany L. Weir (1993-2007). May she rest in eternal peace.

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Written on December 09, 2007

Submitted by ammiemarie on March 05, 2024

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Ammie-Marie Littke

Ammie-Marie Littke is an American writer, songwriter, multimedia designer, and data analyst. Born and raised in southwest Michigan, she learned to love music and literature from the age of 4, adapting the ability to recognize a popular song within the first few seconds of airplay on the radio. She spent much of her teenage youth exploring her creative skills, writing nearly 200 poems and song lyrics between the ages of 11 and 17. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design Management from Bradford School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from East High School in Youngstown, Ohio. more…

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