A Letter Never Sent

My dearest friend,

As I write this tonight, I think back on all you did for me.  How you were there at the right time and place to help me deal with a great loss.  How you guided my footsteps through pain and sorrow.  Now eleven years have passed, and you are no longer nearby.  Vanished from my life for reasons unknown.  I grieve your loss as much as the other.  I did and still do care about you.  Hope you are feeling fine.  I hope all those dreams you once shared with me have come true for you.  Above all I hope you have found that illusive happiness you never were able to grasp.

I will not lament the days we have lost.  I will instead treasure the times that we had.  I would raise a glass in your honor, but alcohol brough me to that dark place I was when I met you.  Although there are still some lose ends in that story, I figure you have forgotten what we shared.  There were not many minutes, only a handful of moments of help.  But enough to forever grant you a place in my heart.

I remember you fondly, I just hope you remember me.

Always a friend on your side,

Leigha


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lament