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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Always Friend

Day 13 April P-A-D prompt:  "Write a poem that remembers an old relationship." 

So many turns in life
You’re up then you’re down
You find someone...then they’re gone..
You move on...

You're dealt a bad hand
You don't understand...

Another comes along
It’s good,
It’s true…
But death comes along and takes it from you…

Yet you go on,
Perhaps all alone.

So what gets you through
What’s always there for you?
It’s the sounds and the music
The music in your soul

The words of the poets
Paired with perfect melody…

Music and song
That carries you through
Always there helping you mourn
Giving you strength

Celebrating love and success
Through the pain and the joy
The suffering and the silence...
Companion through it all.

Notes:  Rather than a person, I chose to write about my relationship with music.


  1. Hauntingly beautiful...I love how you've incorporated music as the friend. Thanks for sharing.

  2. An excellent take on the prompt. It's about relationships with others, as well as oneself, and the beautiful words we're read (maybe written ourselves) that sustain us through the "suffering and the silence". By the way, I like the title too.

  3. Loads of great memories stored in music.

  4. 'The words of the poets paired with perfect melody' Wonderful!

  5. Gloria, an excellent write, that certainly resonates with me. I lost two brothers a year and a half apart, just recently.


  6. Andy, thank you so much. You are always so kind.
    Mr. Walker, thank you...I'm often bewildered by what to use as a title.
    Stan, absolutely!!! Thanks for commenting.
    SweetTalkingGuy, I appreciate that.
    Pamela, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine two such difficult losses in such a short time. My heart is with you, and I so appreciate your comments always.

  7. Beautifully written, Gloria. Music and poetry...together and apart, have such a deep impact.

  8. Gloria, this poem resonates. It is hard to get through losses really. But we all have to somehow find our way through.