Howard Johnson

Rookie (7 22 62 / provo)

Funeral End For My Friend - Poem by Howard Johnson

I am standing at your funeral
Ready to say good bye

I am standing here
Ready to cry

Memories for me to recall
Of my first ball

Climbing tall trees
Skined up knees

Swinging High
Touching the sky

When I returned
Your arms were there

Wraping me
With warmth comfort and care.

I am wondering why
This could'nt last?

Ending Days
Of my childhood past

Grave site train
Tears turn to torrid rain

Good bye mother
There never will be another

Sadness is my care
My heart has a tear..

Outside waiting funeral hearse,
Taking from me, without coerce,

Your touch is far away
Angels guiding your way.

Comments about Funeral End For My Friend by Howard Johnson

  • Kimberly Hilliker (11/7/2010 8:22:00 AM)

    A heartfelt poem, Howard. I enjoyed reading your words. Read my 'When You Think of Me' poem. It's about dealing with death. You might appreciate its content. Best wishes to you. (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (10/17/2008 3:00:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute to your mother. I’m sure I didn’t read it wrong, the last comment said him.
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  • (10/13/2008 11:48:00 AM)

    may his soul rest in peace............beautiful peice (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2008 10:05:00 AM)

    We never really lose a loved one in death.....for we do have the memory. Please read 'Is Not...Perception....Reality.' (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2008 1:04:00 PM)

    Howard...I'm so sorry that I missed this sad time in your life. Losing a parent isn't an easy thing to deal with. You've created a lovely tribute to her in your poem...I think that she would be pleased. My thoughts are with you.
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  • (4/28/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem deep i like it, keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 2:16:00 PM)

    I feel that you are not truly tapping into your elements. It seems too much emphasis was placed on rhyming and not enough on the raw moments that split ourselves from human to poet. Not that i'm saying humans aren't poets or vice versa just that there is a balance lost between verbal intimacies and existing. By the way i'm the worste speller known to be a poet so excuse any errors. Also, your title is misleading in a sense...but then again, in the rarity of a moment, it is a poets job to reach his highest or lowest peaks, and in doing so he reaches those along the same peaks. I may not just be on your peak. Your a writer, i appriciate you, keep it up because it is the balance of a lost mans soul-in my opinion.

    Thanks for allowing me to put my input.

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  • (4/17/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    Wow it's wonderful I love it. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    Your deep feelings appear for sumone u like truely! gud write (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 8:14:00 AM)

    Wow I like it. Its really good n sad... (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (4/16/2008 2:15:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute to someon you love (not loved) because this kind of love is never buried.... Yuri* (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    im sorry for your loss its just a sad day for you and the VT college thanks for letting me read it (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 10:28:00 AM)

    Sorry for ur the poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 10:19:00 AM)

    Sorry to read of your loss. Sorrow comes through strongly.
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  • (4/16/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    wow, i really like this. its deep. sorry 4 ur loss. thanx 4 askin me 2 read ur poems. theyre awesom (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 9:43:00 AM)

    this is beautiful..I'm sorry for your's never easy, and if I'm being honest, it never really gets any easier...hugs.

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  • Elysabeth Faslund (4/16/2008 9:24:00 AM)

    Sweet, lovely, but, most of all...poignant. To really touch a reader's heart, you must be a special writer! You are....indeed! (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 6:31:00 PM)

    a very touching piece..You are holding your emotions is better to let it out..A wonderful piece! and greatly penned..Thanks for sharing my friend.
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  • (4/14/2008 12:17:00 PM)

    Yes, it`s a great poem! :) i rate it a 10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 11:07:00 AM)

    WOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! That was great. idk wat else 2 say, that was amazing. i give it a 100% an im addin it 2 my fav poems. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2013

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