For Nick.

Let me sit

Feel the stillness

In the silence

Let the memory of our youth

And your presence

Calm and perfect

Fill this ache of isolation

Remembering summer

Strawberry days

Thick caramel conversations

Where you would speak your mind

Clear and true

In words of wisdom

And a whisper of kindness

For your smiling grace

Opened the mystery of faith.

Written for Poetry Jam

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13 Responses to For Nick.

  1. Mary says:

    This is a very moving and poignant poem, Alan. The closeness of a good childhood friend is wonderful to reflect on. I wish I knew more of the story…but your depthful words move me.

  2. Susan says:

    I think you are lucky if this relationship is yours to “calm and perfect” a lonelier time. I like the way you show snippets of feeling and action; and I love the soothing mood and rhythm of the poem. Form =Content.

  3. brian miller says:

    that makes them a special place in your life…the one that opened the door to what would be eternal life….its good to think back on them…

  4. Jae Rose says:

    strawberry days and caramel conversations is such a beautiful image..all the joy of youth and summer encapsulated in colour and favour…how quickly that can be lost..although maybe forever remembered

    • C.C. says:

      Jae Rose has captured my sentiments exactly…those two lines engage the senses and definitely capture the colors and flavors of young friendship so well!

  5. jo-hanna says:

    Ah, soothing to sit there with you both. It would be a shoulders down moment to listen and observe that kind of friendship togetherness.
    Am I wrong or have you changed your decor back again?

  6. kaykuala says:

    For your smiling grace
    Opened the mystery of faith.

    Great ending Alan! Forever sharing the faith and togetherness would bring back great memories! A Good write!


  7. Miss Stacy says:

    the strawberries and the caramel conversations…this is one of my favorite poems from you! awesome work, friend!

    stacy lynn mar

  8. Sherry Marr says:

    Very beautiful, Alan. I, too, loved the strawberries and caramel conversation….very evocative.

  9. oldegg says:

    How poignant this was for me as I remembered back so many years when I enjoyed such a friendship and yearn for that understanding even now.

  10. So touching and vivid. I love strawberry days and caramel conversations. Nicely done 🙂

  11. such a calming poem about a friend who brought so much to your life.

Thank you for reading my poems. Please don't feel you have to comment. I enjoyed writing them, I hope you enjoyed reading them, Be blessed.

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