A poem for those who are hurting | Letter

Sep 07, 2016

Editor, The Beacon:

The following is a poem that I wrote when I lost someone special in my life.

Until now, I have only shared it a few times with some special people as they went through some difficult losses.

But with three Kamiak kids (16, 18 and 21 years old), I now see not only my family but my community hurting and trying to understand the unthinkable [“Murder suspect pleads not guilty in Mukilteo shootings,” front page, Aug. 24].

So I’m sharing it here with the families, friends and acquaintances, and the community overall, who were so touched by Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner's extraordinary lives.


Together Everyday


#Although we must say goodbye,

It’s not goodbye you see…

For each moment that we’ve spent together,

Has made me a part of you, and you a part of me!


We’ve learned each other’s silly ways of doing everything.

We laugh, we cry, we even sing…

We react the same, and feel the joy,

That only our special love can bring!


So don’t be sad, don’t shed a tear,

For you must try and see…

That even when we’re far apart,

You’ve become a part of me.


So remember to smile when you think of me,

Even though we’re far away…

For our hearts and souls can’t be separated,

We’re really together everyday!



Tamiko Janczakowski,


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