Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 116
Short Letter to Sammi.

….and all those other errant, aging friends of mine out there.
Whilst slumbering
I woke at  three
And thought that
I would write to thee.
Write thee a verse
To let you know
Your face visits me
Each week or so….
Do you read my poems Sammi?
Have you felt my questing thought?
Have you caught the sensitivities?
Have you bled for battles fought?
Have I led you by the waters edge
To watch the sun go down?
Have I introduced an argument
That caused your brow to frown?
Did you laugh with “Laughter” Sammi?
Were you sad for “Mother’s” plight?
Did you watch the crescent moon descend
Into the sea at night?
Have you felt the things that move me,
Do you understand my need?
To record the stories in my head
Before dimming thoughts recede.
To put it all on paper
To lock it into being
Before the picture vanishes
And there’s nothing left worth seeing.
So I raise my glass in toast to us
With a mellow, velvet red
And I celebrate the times we’ve shared
And those wonders in my head.
For the hand of time is fading friends
Our history claims us fast
Good friendships should share tenderness
Before our times are past.
Mangere Bridge
27 March 2009


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