In the cracks of light, just before dawn
When the world is content to slumber
And no one hears our secrets.
Top of the world
Close to the dying light
Of the stars you know shine for you
Whispers no stronger
Than the rustle of the tiny leaves
Of the canopy of choke cherry trees
The others rest now
Long lost to the residue
Of drunken ambitions
And smoke fueled fantasy
The promise of tomorrow
So much more special
When you watch her sun rise.
This is how I will remember you.
Not stolen by the real world
Not beaten by the dreams never achieved
Not so very broken
You fail to see your worth.
I will pray you’ve not had to hide your heart
I will pray that maybe, somewhere
Along life’s road
You found laughter
Peppered with love
I know how desperately your heart needed it
For your survival.
So many years in between
So much we will never know
But I will remember
The boy who believed in fairy tales
And pray your next chapter
I received news yesterday of a dear friend who had taken his own life. We had grown apart over the years, resorting to the odd facebook message, but no matter the distance, the memories will always be with me. Those are how I will choose to remember him.
Sharing this on our OpenLinkNight anniversary, makes it that much more special, knowing these words will be read and I am hoping, felt.
Happy Anniversary dVersePoets....each and every one of you, and to Brian and Claudia, who were willing to take the leap and open the pub doors to us. Looking forward to what the new year with dVerse has in store.