When He Is Gone

When he is gone

There will be sorrow

And regrets.

When he is gone

There will be questions

Without answers.

When he is gone

There will be chances no more

And opportunity gone.

When he is gone

The stories

Will go with him.

When he is gone

The laughter he has

Goes with him.

When he is gone

You cannot

Go to him.

When he is gone

It won’t matter

That you meant to.

When he is gone

Only the memories

You took time to make

Will remain.

43 thoughts on “When He Is Gone

  1. I hope this is not a special loved one who is sick or dying, Colleen. It already has been a tough year for your family. (hugs)
    In any case, this is a living tribute to someone with many multiple gifts you listed here:
    Stories, Laughter and Memories. β™‘

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  2. Beautifully written, only when gone some regret what if, I wish, I shldnt have. I guess we learn from gone that when it is there, less bad be done and best good be imparted and shared. Lest we know, the next moment we wonder if only I had, or hadent

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  3. Those of us who “get this” really do, and those who don’t, just don’t seem to know what they’re missing. This is so meaningful and important, Colleen.

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