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Please Don't Be Sad

Please Don't Be Sad

A Poem by Amy Temple
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I wrote this poem in memory of a loved one several years ago

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Please don't be sad

God is calling me home to a
bright, beautiful place where
the sun always shines and
love is free to roam

You know I don't want to go
I'd rather stay here with you
but my work here is done
There'll be nothing left for me
to do

You may be crying those sad,
lonely tears but do this, I'll be
free from the pain so rest your fears

I'll always love you
I'll take our memories with me for
I'll never forget how things used to be

There's just one thing I ask of you
One job that you must do
Carry on with me in your heart
and never allow us to be apart

This isn't the end
My love for you I'll continue to send

Please don't be sad
God's called me home

© 2019 Amy Temple


Author's Note

Amy Temple
I ask for your complete honesty. Don't hold back

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I can tell you wrote this from real-life inspiration, and I would be able to tell even if you hadn't said so in your description--I can tell this comes from a place of real honesty and melancholy. It's a really interesting blend of pain and acceptance, love and heartbreak. I lost my dad a couple of years ago, and while his passing was sudden and we didn't get to exchange proper "last words," I often think back to the last time we stood in front of his shop and shook hands. Those final conversations with our loved ones are remarkably powerful. Thank you for sharing this and reminding me of that memory.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is such a wonderful inspirational write, So very well done and said.

Posted 7 Months Ago


This reminded of the book "a walk to remember "- by Nicholas Sparks.
Its really beautiful. It holds so much honesty in it.please keep writing 🙂


Posted 8 Months Ago


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Rye
God is so wonderful, So we shouldn't be scared of what lays in store for all of us. This is sad but very well expressed.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wistful ... a gentle suffering of loss is what i feel in reading ... following your intent (at least my perception of it) in the rhythm and flow was easy and natural ... the rhyming in Vs 2,5 and 6 are like eating ones favorite M&M once in a handful ;) i especially appreciate the positive attitude of our loving God/Creator that for me is plainly hinted at .. it is a core belief i hold dear :) Nice to meet you Amy!
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

As for spiritually-inclined writing, this avoids the pitfall of sounding preachy, which happens when a writer seemingly tries to guide a reader to live or believe in certain ways. It's more effective to paint a picture of how things can go in a spiritually-minded scenario, showing instead of telling, as you have done here. I like the imagination behind your choice of perspective . . . the dying speaking to those who remain . . . an uncommon way to make a commentary about death. These are the choices that lead to writing which sounds original (there are a million poems written every year about death & many use a similar approach/perspective -- to me, boring -- but not your poem here!) Now for the weak aspects of your writing . . . I felt the first paragraph was mostly expressed in generalizations & cliched phrasing. This language could be found on any church hand-out. Specificity is what makes writing memorable. "Bright beautiful place" tells me nothing specific about your vision for the promise land. The mark of a good writer is to select some multi-faceted detail that evokes many more details . . . . my vision for a promise land might include a tangerine cascade of expanding realizations that shower me with fragrant promises of peace. Your vision will be different, naturally . . . show me the details, using all the senses . . . what does it look like? feel like? smell like? taste like? Using imagery to show instead of tell is one of the main differences between poetry & prose, but I try to use imagery & word-crafting in my prose, as well. All in all, this is a solid compelling uplifting poem. I'm just planting ideas for future writing, just to keep in mind (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well I tried...but it still made me sad:( I couldn't agree with you more of the message in these lines Amy! I believe wholeheartedly these very same things... we conduct the waves started from the ones that touch us and we propel them forward in the memory of there impressions we reflect there existences to a furtherance:) Nice to meet you Amy I'm Bunny hmm why do i feel like we met before?

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Honest words and thoughts shared. When we lose someone we loved. Never easy to release. I felt the emotions in the words Amy. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely first read in the morning. A message from beyond from one close to my heart. Its as though it was sent - through you. Thanks for bringing the message straight to me. Perfectly written and delivered! The spirits have connected. Thanks

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can tell you wrote this from real-life inspiration, and I would be able to tell even if you hadn't said so in your description--I can tell this comes from a place of real honesty and melancholy. It's a really interesting blend of pain and acceptance, love and heartbreak. I lost my dad a couple of years ago, and while his passing was sudden and we didn't get to exchange proper "last words," I often think back to the last time we stood in front of his shop and shook hands. Those final conversations with our loved ones are remarkably powerful. Thank you for sharing this and reminding me of that memory.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Amy Temple
Amy Temple

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I am a freelance writer/blogger specializing in inspiration with bits of humor. In May 2017, I self-published a memoir titled "I Am Not Stupid" which is about living with learning disabilities and is .. more..

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