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POEMS BY JESSIE'S FRIENDS
In Memory of Jess
A Poem By Susie Korolevich
Best friends never leave each other--at least thats what they say
But it seems that God had other plans in store for us
and wishes to take my angel away
If i could turn back the hands of time i would
i would be there for you before you got in the car
i would tell you to come with me and run free
...away from the dangers that lay ahead
i saw you in that hospital bed
all i could think about was how much you meant the world to me
Blood doesn't come thicker then me and you
As i sat there in Jon's arms all i could think about was how this would change my life forever
i waited in that waiting room in agony for the test results praying that if there was a God
He'd keep you here on earth with me
and then my heart dropped
and the dreams we shared now will never be
We understood each other with out the need of words
it was ok
Because i knew you were right there to fall with me too
but now that i have fallen -----you're not there
i am all alone and in such pain because i miss you soo much
i am soo confused i don't know how to get up knowing you won't be there to get up with me
i miss you soo much..i miss you more then i thought was humanly possible
I will always cherish the memories we shared and your face will always be in my heart
but i need your familiarity
your scent and the look in your eye
i want to soo badly pick up the phone and hear your voice
to walk over to your house and see your face
i wish, even for a sec for you and me to be together again
The sun was always shining whenever you were around me
and when i sleep at night dreams of you are all that surround me
you make me whole
but with out you i'm incomplete
i look in the sky and see your face
i know your out there somewhere
although your soo far out
you will always be so close to my heart
if you were a star in the sky you would be the brighter then the rest
and out of all the angels in heaven you would be the prettiest
you're my heart
When i die i want the wind to blow my soul to wherever you may be
but until then i will be here on earth forever
waiting to catch you if you shall fall
To all who her life had touched feel special and priviledged
to have been able to know such a sweet, beautiful and wonderful person.
no one will ever be able to replace our friendship
and the hole on my heart that will stay in my heart until the day we shall meet again and never part again.
A Poem By Susie Korolevich That Appears in TJ's 2000 Yearbook
Memories of You
I did what I had to do, I went on and lived my life without you
I got up each morning, and went through the day
struggling past the tears along the way
I went out with my friends, and put on a happy face
But sometimes it hurt so bad, I felt out of place
I watched everyone walk ahead, as I stood behind
Letting myself drown in your memory,
till my tears made me blind
My heart aches, I don't know what to do without you
Living without you...its the hardest thing I've ever had to do
I can't stop living, but I can't keep pretending
The best that I can do...
Is get up each morning and smile
Because I still have my memories of you.
A Poem Written By Sheana Knighton
They told me on the phone that day,
It would be forever, that she had gone away.
Her laugh, her love, her smile, her kiss,
All these things, we would forever miss.
They told me that forever we would say good-bye,
And forever she would join God up in the sky.
She left us with one parting kiss,
No one said her life would end like this.
As if in comfort, I was told that day,
With God is where she would forever stay.
She'd be filled with joy for everyone,
But to us on earth, she'd still be forever gone.
When forever is over,
And it turns to for now,
Everyone will remember how,
Her laugh, her love, her smile, and her kiss,
Will all be remembered just like this.
She left us in a heartbeat,
And we were told it would be forever.
Instead of forever,
Let's just say for now.
Her laugh, her love, her joyful bliss,
She ended it all with just one kiss.
Some things remembered,
Other things forgot,
Will be not.
A Poem Contributed By Emily Maynard
A Letter to My Family and Friends
To my dearest family and friends, some things I'd like to say
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay
I'm writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above
Where there are no tears of sadness, there is just eternal love
Please do not be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon, and night
That day I had to leave you, when my life on Earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me, and He said, "I welcome you."
"It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on."
"I need you here so badly as part of My big plan,
There's so much that We have to do, to help our mortal man."
Then God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do
And foremost on this list of mine, is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you every day of the week and year,
And when you're sad, I'm standing there to wipe away the tears.
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you, in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life, and all those loving years,
Because you're only human, there's bound to be some tears.
Do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve some pain.
Remember, there would be no flowers without a little rain.
I wish that I could tell you, of all that God has planned
But if I were to tell you, you would not understand.
One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over
I am closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my many friends, trust God knows what is best,
I am not far away from you, I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills that you must climb
Together we can do it, taking it one day at a time.
It was my philosophy, and I'd like it for you too,
That is, give unto the World, so the World will give to you.
If you can help someone, who's in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God," My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented that my life, it was worthwhile.
Knowing, as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face,
that's me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.
When it's time for you to go, from that body to be free,
Remember you are not going, you are coming home to me.
I will always love you, from that place way up above.
I will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends his love
A Poem By Alison Mann
Words mean nothing without memories
I regret not becoming friends with her
I regret disliking her at some points
And I regret that I did something so wrong
To make me have guilt right now
But even if I have all of these regrets
And she wasnít one of my closest friends
I still miss her right now.
I heard the words "car accident"
And my heart dropped to the floor
Sadness struck me like a thousand knives
And I wondered why?
Why did she have to be so young?
Why did it have to happen to someone we all knew?
And someone we all loved
Our few memories flashed through my head
Basketball practices and games
Seeing her in Spring Ridge
And then the last time I saw her,
She yelled my name across the gym
We exchanges our hugs and hellos
Talked for a few minutes
And then went our separate ways
I didnít show I cared,
I didnít say goodbye
I will never be able to show her I cared
I will never be able to say goodbye
If you can hear me Jessica
And I miss you
You were beautiful
You were innocent
There is no one on this Earth that would disagree
So when I step foot into heaven
I will be sure to let you know I care
And that I always have
And always will
I will have to wait
A Poem written By Travis Jones
Everyday I go about
doing the things I do...
then all of a sudden I remember you.
My insides feel so hollow, then,
a feeling to hard to share
and yes, it's hard to bear.
Is there anyway we will meet again?
I think about the times we were together
the times we shared, wishing you were here.
You're always on my mind, and
yes, you're always in my heart...
But, it seemed that way
from the start.
This poem comes from deep within,
yes, my soul to bare
If only I could see you again,
here, or ANYWHERE
A poem Written By Matt Rempe
Things just aren't the same, since you flew away.
All that I have now, are dark and lonely days.
Not a day goes by, that I don't want to cry.
Why God took you, I'll never understand why.
I look forward to the day, we finally get to meet.
Without you I'm alone, my soul is incomplete.
How I wish, that I could have said goodbye.
I'll always see your face, when I look up in the sky.
Since you left, I haven't been the same.
Your presence in my life continues, it's my heart's
Jessie to me, you were the perfect friend.
My love for you will keep growing, until the very end.
I'll always love you Jess,