How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #6 Archive
 For A Friend
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

For A Friend

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


0 posted 04-15-2000 04:15 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

FOR A FRIEND


The wind sings soft of yesterdays,
A mountain of memories come and gone.
The path from out wild teenaged ways,
An image in mind ever drawn.

Sometimes staring Death in the face,
Many a year we rode the rails.
Delivered, if but by God's grace,
Fate has caught us, thus Time prevails.

We've both seen marriage come and go,
Both worked our fingers to the bone.
Shared many dreams, albeit though,
Yours outspoken, while mine alone.

From reckless youth to fatherhood,
Change, so aptly, has played her part.
But there again, with you I've stood,
Through joy, through pain, ‘er true in heart.

Many places the wind takes me,
So many faces lost along Life's climb.
Tomorrow holds but one certainty,
True friendship ne'er succumbs to Time.

We felt it from the very start,
A bond stronger than any other.
Always in mind, always in heart,
More than a friend, you are my brother.

Michael Anderson




[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 04-15-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
wayoutwalt
Member Ascendant
since 06-22-99
Posts 5106
TEXAS (it's all big)


1 posted 04-15-2000 04:21 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

yuh this is great i liked it bein bout a brother and not a star crossed lover yuh

 All Day I Dream About Stanzas!!
Jeffrey Carter
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 04-08-2000
Posts 2424
State of constant confusion!


2 posted 04-15-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal,
Excellent as always....the strongest bond is between family

Jeffrey
NamelessOne
Member
since 04-09-2000
Posts 201
Biloxi MS


3 posted 04-15-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for NamelessOne   Email NamelessOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NamelessOne

you never cease to amaze me with the depth of emotion and clarity in your writing...it was perfect.
Mistikman
Senior Member
since 01-10-2000
Posts 729
San Jose, CA, USA


4 posted 04-15-2000 04:58 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Another excellent one Michael, sometimes I doubt that you ever write bad stuff  
Aimster
Member Elite
since 02-19-2000
Posts 4367
Charlotte, NC


5 posted 04-15-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-michael...

this was simply beautiful. i am so glad that you and your brother share such a strong bond. it sounds like the type i share w/ my sisters. take care!

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Lone Wolf
Member Ascendant
since 03-16-2000
Posts 5900
Lansing, MI USA


6 posted 04-15-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Michael,
Nice tribute to your brother.  You are lucky to share such a close bond.  Great poem!!  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


7 posted 04-15-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Michael right from the heart! How precious and wonderful!
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


8 posted 04-15-2000 08:23 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A wonderful poem Michael....It's great that you think so highly of your friend... in times of trouble, they can be the glue that holds us together..  
Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 04-06-2000
Posts 10553


9 posted 04-15-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

you do him proud!

 Kathleen

Alwye
Moderator
Member Elite
since 06-16-99
Posts 3968
In the space between moments


10 posted 04-15-2000 10:20 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

A beautiful tribute, my friend.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


11 posted 04-15-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It's something rare to cherish when one feels that bond. This is beautiful, Michael!

Denise
lucky
Senior Member
since 01-17-2000
Posts 1648
Idaho


12 posted 04-15-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

This is good Michael. Was this what you may have mentioned. I sent a few ideas hope you can use, I've never been able to keep the tears from my eyes to write these kinds of things. Maybe it's just to soon. All my best and God bless.

Dale

[This message has been edited by lucky (edited 04-16-2000).]
Christopher
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 08-02-99
Posts 9130
Purgatorial Incarceration


13 posted 04-16-2000 03:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Has anyone ever told you that you make a damn good friend?

Yes I have!

Mike, you're a miracle among wonders, a prince among men... a true and trusting, loyal friend. Anyone who gains that from you is surely blessed, (or maybe cursed, because then they have to listen to you whining all the time about how they always get the good looking women...but I digress...)

Love ya bro!

Oh yeah, and great poem! ROFL
tracie66
Member Elite
since 01-18-2000
Posts 4587
Victoria, Australia


14 posted 04-16-2000 04:11 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Michael~
No sweeter words have I heard or felt tonight, touched by this greatly and I loved every word of it.
You and your brother have a really special bond and thats great.
Tracie~


 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks

Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


15 posted 04-17-2000 08:03 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thank you all for the replies. Actaully - this was not for my "real" brother - just a friend who I have loved like a brother.  

PdV, Indeed, that's where true friendship is weighed - when you see who's standing by you in times of trouble.

Denise, Rare, indeed.  I do cherish it.

Dale, thank you.  I will be in touch with you email.

Christopher, Christopher, Christopher... **shaking head**  What would I ever do with you.  You indeed are my truest friend... even if I can't take you anywhere because all the women think you're underage.     Thank you.


Michael

 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #6 >> For A Friend Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors