Black Poetry : To my friend, Peter

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Cindy, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peter
    This is not right
    As I listen to
    A class full of laughter
    An old video plays
    Of us sitting outside at a picnic table
    Talking about life
    And the blues
    And you dance then
    To make me laugh
    Or do ‘Shakespeare’
    Or your favorite current line
    Of whatever play you were doing

    Peter
    I am tied to this desk
    Unable to leave work
    I ask myself
    Can I sit here for the rest of the day
    And maintain my sanity
    When I know your lease on life
    Is about to expire
    Then I wonder if I were there
    Would there be anything
    I could say to comfort you
    You know I can’t dance – I smile
    And I never could string together
    The kind of words that
    Dazzled the world
    Like you did

    Peter
    I hear from the adjoining classroom
    ‘Happy Birthday to you…
    Happy Birthday to you…’
    I stop to listen in disbelief
    I become angry
    And I ask God
    Where are You today
    But I ask Him
    Where ever He is
    To cradle you like a baby
    To comfort you with soothing words
    And rock you as you slumber
    And take good care of you, my friend.

    I remember then how infrequently
    I tell God ‘thank you’ so I do
    And I think how sometimes we miss
    Telling the people who made a difference
    What a difference they made
    In our lives

    Peter, thank you
    For being you
    For playing only you
    For your heart
    For your kind words to me
    For the way you danced
    For way you let me be your friend
    For your smile
    For the way you laughed
    And the sound of your laughter
    Thank you
    Thank you, actor, teacher and friend

    Peter - you gave life to life.
     
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    releasing energy
    to spirits...
    circulate , wrap around
    making them
    smile..
    thank you for letting me/us be apart of it...
     
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    Cindy you are magical.. your words inspire everyon to be the bigger person. :hulk:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    simply awesome as this touch with warmth
    flow on poetess
     
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    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My family

    Thank you, Deepy, Poetic and Rich... your comments are much appreciated! Much love to you all, today. :heart:
     
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    This was bittersweet. Saying how much you care for someone who seems to have such a zest for life, yet their own days are numbered. Sounds like it's a privilege to know him.
     
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    That was real sentimental....u wrote so that it was as if ur friends vibrance was in each word

    Great poem...poet

    keep the flow goin :hi:
     
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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    very nice..
     
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