John Allen Richter

Gold Star - 7,086 Points (1959 / Richmond, In)

My Lost Friend - Poem by John Allen Richter

In later years - while my very bones ache -
lamenting the creaking noises of youth gone by..
only thoughts of your sweet tenderness -
verify my will to remain alive.
Even though my winter comes,
yieldingly I let it snow me under and over...
Obstinately though I find its shiver
under memories covered by ivy and clover.
Light upon my head, my sweet butterfly -
in a world where your journey only begins.
Leave to me these sweet memories, and -
yearningly, my heart forever spins....

Topic(s) of this poem: friend, friends, friendship


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is an acrostic. Written for a dear friend whom I lost as the result of breaking up with her grandmother.... The best people always seem to be in the fray of fire...

Comments about My Lost Friend by John Allen Richter

  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/30/2016 10:04:00 AM)


    a very good write, John, enjoyed. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/26/2016 11:34:00 AM)


    Losing a dearer one especially a good friend is like losing some part of our inner side.....beautifully written....thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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