“ Lasting Friendship ” ~ an august gift ~

If perchance

Time offers say,

A laudable way

To find amity,

One may discern

That special place,

Where so decides

Life’s real worth

Be best described

As friendship…

 

Of rare occasion

Be this a present

Of euphoria,

And far beyond

One of fortuity

Be the substance,

Of an august gift…

 

Thus bestowed

Upon my life,

Be kismet,

Two score or more

Of years ago,

The wondrous joy

Of lasting friendship

I’ve cherished so,

What serendipity alas

Would have me know!

                                                ode to my friend Pierre Ste.M

“ Reaching ” ~ beyond ~

In my attempt

To reach beyond,

A stride the length

Of friendships bond,

Want but to take

Unwavering step,

To thus find place

Allegiance kept,

Composed of men

Who lost and wept,

Yet create space

They mean abide,

Blind now and then

To critical misguide,

For steps that echo

A language of regard!

“ Friendship ” ~ that special gift ~

Of rare occasion

Be such present

As friendship,

Held to bestow

Upon ones life, 

Chance caused

Find a place

Where so decides,

Incarnate state

Best be ascribed,

Thus years ago

Held many more,

Serendipity alas       

Upon me did bestow

That special gift!

 

“ While I Wait ” ~ a state of mind ~

 

It may well be

A state of mind,

While I wait

A place to find,

In just debate

Where we incline

To so admit,

We be the authors

Suffered create

Ego’s unfair myths…        

 

Yet hope within      

Coils to inspire,

A hazard share

Of ones chagrin,

That fosters claim

A measure fair

Of forgiven sins,

Thus dispels bane

The while I wait,

For mind to regain

What once was lived!

 

“ Tristesse ” ~ for a lost friend ~

 

You’re overcome

For a lost friend, 

And feel the sum

That will not mend…

 

But destined days

Be now or then,

Held bits of when

Life let us share,

Its abstract fare

Till time ran out…

 

So do ye well,

To recall the gift

As a cherished kiss,

Then celebrate

That while shared,

And leave tristesse

For they not missed!