You have saved me

You have saved me

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
"

For the many people who gave me hope when I had none.

"
                   

    






















   You have saved me

I remember sitting alone. Holding two brothers photos.
Suicide was their escape from the cold and heartless world.

Two Ojibwa/Mexican boys who saw no road except death as peace.

I caressed my 30-30 rifle.
I didn't see any reason to keep going.
Their death laid heavy on my soul.

The phone  started to ring. I answered the call.

A old voice with kindness. My Grandmother begin to speak to me.
"We miss and love you baby. I want to see you. The family need you. Are you Ok? Grandma need her baby boy alive and strong."

I hung the phone up.
I put the 30-30 in the closet.
My Grandmother knew somehow I needed kind words. She saved me.














   















I was drinking myself to death.
I lost my first true love.
I saw no reason to give a s**t.

My friends were not helping in Germany.
Drinking was our peace.

My time in Germany was getting short.
I decided to say goodbye to my old lover.

I went to her.
I found her crying.

She yelled at me.
Told me he is dead. Are you happy?

I told her I knew nothing and I was sorry.
I held her for three days.

I brought her good whiskey and food.
Insured she was Ok.

She asked "Why was I  being kind to her?
I wasn't kind to you."

I kissed her forehead.
Silence was my answer.
I came to her for a goodbye.
I tried to save her.
Somehow I saved myself too.


Life is a fair journey. We must love and protect our family and friends.
Kindness bring kindness. Forgiveness need time and a lot of love.

We must be saved and we must return the kindness.

Laughter is life. We must hold on to it.
  
                         Coyote
                      March  2011















© 2011 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Any mistakes. Please advice. Never too old to learn. Life is hard. We will need many people to assist and love us.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Mistakes don't matter when someone writes from the heart. To alter a poet or writer's words is like removing a freckle ..

What a wonderful tribute to those very precious people in your life.. This truly is more than sincere .. more than special. Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

ONCE AGAIN YOU'VE...
LEFT ME THINKING...
AND YOUR STORIES...
ALWAYS TOUCH MY...
HEART GREAT JOB...
THANKS FOR SHARING...

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An incredibly heart-wrenching piece, but with a positive message of hope, love, forgiveness, and more hope. Very touching...thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so touching on so many different levels. I love this very much Coyote..

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Couldn't see any mistakes...just "kindness"...sometimes we all need a little at some point....

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

although sad at times, it brings with it a glimpse of happiness and hope. Never underestimate the power of grandma's and there intuition of knowing when we need a kind word to make us feel better. And you paid it forward by saving your friend from her sadness. Thank you for sharing this and the photo's too.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are an a very gifted man. I think this might be the frist time I have read one of your writes but I can gaurentee it will not be the last. You are very correct when you said"Life is a fair journey. We must love and protect our family and friends. Kindness bring kindness. Forgiveness need time and a lot of love.
We must be saved and we must return the kindness.
Laughter is life. We must hold on to it.
Thank you for writing this and making someone understand. xo

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is on such a deep level and yep we all need love and forgiveness and the strentgh to love and forgive others , maybe this would be enough to keep us all strong in this world ..... brilliant write

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a deeply personal poem, and an awesome one as well.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

5750 Views
106 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 9 Libraries
Added on March 24, 2011
Last Updated on March 24, 2011

Author

Coyote Poetry
Coyote Poetry

MI



About
A Poet and writer who love to read and write. My pleasure is reading about the bad and good in a life. Also to honor the Poets/Writers of the past by reading their words. Remembe.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..