C.J. Rose

Rookie - 220 Points (Sept.10,1985 / Alabama)

My Friend


The crow, he's reminding me
Of a rain coming, and yesterday,
Yesterday, a whisper of a friend,
Her favorite color, purple
Purple falling, purple flowers and
Soft purple petals cascading from heaven.

Surround us with sunshine
Each tender ray a gentle memory,
Yesterday's folded in half and tucked away
A letter worth holding on to
Yesterday's hearty stew, to savour
Leftovers devoured, nothing tangible spared.

Stab my eyes,
A knife to the weakest of sentimental flesh,
God, what more?

Damn earth! Damn death!
But don't damn them,
Don't damn him or her
Or me
If her soul was a balloon
I'd snatch it from the sky and
Tie it round her torn wrist.

I feel her phantom,
Her dull, aching pain,
Dragging it here and there,
But I digress,
To the crow's words,
'This is a cirque du soleil and life.'

Honey, take my peace, I'll take your pain
My sweetest friend above the rain,
I'll catch up to you
We'll dance in a purple hue
Slide against the shadows and never slow
My celestial friend, I'll be wherever you may go.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Rest in peace, my friend, Ashley.

Comments about this poem (My Friend by C.J. Rose )

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (9/14/2014 2:52:00 PM)

    My sweetest friend above the rain I'll catch up with you we'll dance in the purple hue hice quote (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]