James S Newcomb Lang

Rookie - 56 Points (27/06/65 / Sevenoaks Kent UK)

To Jon (In Memory Of The Greatest Friend I Ever Had, Rip) . - Poem by James S Newcomb Lang

I had never felt grief before
But it came like a bolt of lightening
It took me out of the blue
I had never felt anything so frightening

I thought that I was robust
I thought that I was strong
But it just goes to show you
That you can be so terribly wrong

Before I could hardly remember
When last I’d shed a tear
But now it happens so often
That it seems to be small beer

I loved him like a brother
I loved him as my friend
It was an impossible equation
That our friendship would ever end

I know I’ll not forget him
Maybe I’ll never recover
From the tragic early loss
Of the man I called my brother

(In memory of the best friend I ever had.
Died age 44,22nd October 2007. The
Poem was written the day after he died) .


Comments about To Jon (In Memory Of The Greatest Friend I Ever Had, Rip) . by James S Newcomb Lang

  • (9/2/2013 7:30:00 PM)


    A worthy tribute, bravely written. (Report) Reply

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  • Sandra Martyres (1/30/2010 3:03:00 PM)


    I can empathise with you...having just lost a dear friend myself...a beautifully written tribute (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2009 3:09:00 PM)


    a great tribute to a dear friend 10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2009 1:58:00 PM)


    dear poet..i too have felt that great loss...lovely sentiment.10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2009



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