you lived your whole life
the POV of a gentle, ridiculed heart
may you rest in peace…
prayer is my precious inner wreath
and to you
wish i could’ve attended your funeral
creeping tears rise
flipped shadows and
shards of sunlight where
heartbreak and nature become one
no more cards, letters
bizarre phone calls
you, running out of cigarettes
so long ago…
i will listen
and receive your energy
wherever one’s wounds go
know that i saw them
from your perspective
and you WERE understood,
respected and loved,
my cherished friend
your passion for photography
brought great joy
cured my moth phobia
gave us a unique understanding of
your relationships with
swamp life and
for a writer respectfully decked out in gum wrappers and stickers
you sure were “lost in poetry”
see you where the sun shines brightest
by mary ann blinkhorn
*Please note: This is a rough draft that I’ll probably revise, later.
Thanks, so much.
Thanks. The beautiful thing about writing is it always helps.
Yes. I am glad it worked for you here.
I’m sorry if you lost a friend…great tribute.
Thank you. I will miss him.
Lovely tribute to your friend.
Thanks so much, Mama Cormier.
A beautiful expression of the closeness of friends who shared precious and memorable moments in life. I lost my best friend suddenly, two years ago on the 14th. It’s difficult to use words to express the sorrow adequately. Yu did a great of of doing just that. Blessings and I’m sorry for your loss. Debbie
Thank you for your heartfelt words and I’m sorry for your loss as well — the loss of your best friend. Thanks for reading and commenting, I do appreciate it.
May you find peace through the memories and solace in his energy.
Thanks, Liz. I will miss him.
Reblogged this on Frederick Anderson and commented:
I love this post. No more to be said.
A beautiful piece. I have reblogged on Frederickanderson.
That’s very kind. Thank you, Frederick.
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Apologies for cluttering up your messages with all these – I don’t know quite how it happened! Anyway, the reblog worked….
No problem at all, Frederick. 🙂
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Your friend sounds like a person who had a big impact. (Loved your “exclaiming infinitesimally”.)
He did, and I will miss him. Thanks for your kind comment.
Mary Ann, who wonderfully touching your fond and loving farewell. Beautifully crafted and heartfelt.
Thanks for your supportive words, Don.
Tears & cheers to your dear departed friend… and to you! _Resa
Thank you, Resa.
Lovely, Mary Ann. Loss is such a powerful spade for wonderful words.
*A powerful spade* – What a wonderful way of putting it. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Elaine. Wishing you a happy weekend.