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A Poem for Tina:
Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone

Tina Marie Phillips and Amy Yampanis were best friends; as close as two people can be.

And when Tina passed away from suicide, Amy expressed her overwhelming pain in a poem that she entitled: “Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone.”

Please read Amy’s poignant poem and say a prayer for Tina and her family.

I love you Amy, and I am very sorry for your loss.

Your beautiful soul inspires us all.

Kevin Caruso

Poem for Tina

Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone
by Amy Yampanis

Lika a ghost haunting my heart
You stand there just beyond my reach
Hearth-wrenchingly close
And yet impossibly far away

And I hear my heart crying out:
"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

Images of you as you were –
When you loved me most
Longing to be held by you
But embraced by emptiness instead

"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

Truth holds no freedom for me
Only thousands of unanswered questions
Aching to be answered
And dangerous if asked

"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

Why won’t you stay here with me?
Maybe just for a while
You could stay by my side
In this world of nightmares and dreams

"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

Please don’t wake me from the dreams
Of you standing there
If I have to wake to find you have gone
And yet again feel my heart laid bare

"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

When you go I am left feeling utterly abandoned
Standing in the wake of your pain
Trying desperately to remember how to breathe again
As the tears stream down my face
And my heart cries out:

"Don’t go, please don’t leave me here alone."

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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