Baz Poem by jerry hughes

jerry hughes

a citizen of the world

Baz



Old friend
it pains to see you as you are;
Grasping at old straws of old delights.
Filling in your empty days
with empty, aimless nights.

How soon before the trembling and the shakes?
The snakes and ladders of the mind.
The wobbling gait, the drooling mouth
and lolling tongue?

Old friend
it pains to see you now.
Rembering you
when you were brightly young.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Elysabeth Faslund 26 June 2007

Pain of the heart. But your friend, remembering old delights(or reliving them) is happy in his mind. You are so expressive of emotions...this is a good poem, Jerry. Whether old, or 'young' again, he'll always be there.xxElysabeth

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R H 19 June 2007

I like the way you have opened the poem with 'Old friend' and juxtaposed this with the last line 'when you were brightly young.' A wonderful tribute to your friend Jerry. Justine.

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Alison Cassidy 16 June 2007

A warmly delivered, uncompromising and poignant tribute to a generous man and a good listener. There but for the grace of god go many who use alcohol to dull their pain. Your last line is my favourite - 'remembering you when you were brightly young'. love, Allie xxxx

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Ashley S 15 June 2007

The degradation of the health of a loved one is always hard to see. Hopefully the memories of the good times can help to void out some of the pain of the last days of ill health. It's always hard to deal with, for all parties involved. Wonderful tribute poem, great work as usual Jerry. Fondly, Ashley xoxo

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