Touch an angels wing.

Touch an angels wing.

A Poem by richieb
"

I am getting old and losing my buddies.

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            Old work boots and empty coats.
           Rusted locks and smooth worn
           keys.
          September turns to the chilling
          wind.
     

        Broken bottles and shattered glass
        All that's left are the tattered seams
         of promises long ago.

        First came laughter, now comes tears.
        I am Blessed that I got to laugh.
        We were young and played tough
         drinking whiskey cowboy style.

         Scattered cards and poker chips.
          Old pool halls and empty bars.
          Torn down haunts, now used for
           parking cars.

          Broken clocks and an empty flask.
          Blood and beer were the colors of
           our youth.

          The creeks have smoothed the jagged
           rocks of yesteryear.
           When cussing and praying filled the
           same cup.

        Fogged mirrors and faded pictures cloud my mind.
        I need a friendly face to share my lies.
         I am getting lost, losing my way.
        I have to close my eyes so I can see.

       I need an angel who has been through the fight.
       One to guide me to the Great Heavenly Light.
       I look to the night sky afar, a tear in my eye as
       I watch another fallen star.

        We were COMPADRES, no one went to jail alone.
         I long to see my fallen friends on great white horses,
        Looking down from the high hills.
        They are outlaws on the Glory ride.

         When you finish your journey Brothers, rest easy.
         I long to stand with you again.
         Tell me, what its like to touch an angels wing.
    
            



 
   



            

© 2016 richieb



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"When you finish your journey Brothers, rest easy.
I long to stand with you again.
Tell me, what its like to touch an angels wing"

This was a great write, really enjoyed. Everything till that last 3 lines, an exciting trip down memory lane and a wonderful wish to fellow "compadres", with great wording.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

9 Months Ago

Thank you JayDee for your kind words. I appreciate your comments and I am happy you enjoyed t.. read more
JayDee

8 Months Ago

A pleasure



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Richieb, this piece is a perfect work on Nostalgia!😊

How weirdly interesting it is, that today seems a lot like yesterday..When seen from today's perspective, but then it is many days like today and yesterday, collected, and seen at the different phase of a life, looks so colourful.And lively!We don't realize now, that the little things, and the sweetly simple people we meet today, the silly stuffs we do today, will one day just be a memory! A memory, that may never fail to make us smile, flood our eyes with happily sad tears, and a perplexed sigh.

Time changes, People change, and then we are all introduced with new characters in each phase of life, some good, some bad, and some wierd yet sweet, but all equally interesting, that may be residing somewhere in our memory, forever:)
People leave, but their memories don't, and at the end, it's more than a blessing to have such fond memories of precious people in life, 'friends',who made our lives better in so many ways!😊

This is A wonderful tribute to those good old days, of your life Richieb.Im glad the old memories inspired you to write such a beautiful piece!

Thankyou for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


This piece resonates in my mind. I too am of the age where more and more of my old friends have moved on. Faith says we will meet again. Funny isn't it...we never thought we'd get this old, yet here we are.
Good write Richie.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

1 Month Ago

Ted,
Thank you for reviewing "Touch an Angels Wing. As we age .. read more
richieb,
Your poem speaks to the many colored and layered reality of pain and hardness. Life is so wonderful and complex. What do we remember? Do we become bitter or do we learn. Beautiful poem.
blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

1 Month Ago

Kathy,
Thank you so much for your review. With age I hav.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Richie b,
I understand what you are saying. Moments lead on and we cannot but move along. You.. read more
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BBP
Awesome story you painted here, I loved the reflection to a simpler time.

Really loved it all and the closing line brought goosebumps.

Well written. Killer piece.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

7 Months Ago

Thank you so B.B.
This one came from the heart when I lost a life time f.. read more
BBP

7 Months Ago

You honored your friend well! It was wonderful.
richieb

7 Months Ago

I appreciate hearing that.
Great tribute to your Band of Brothers. I feel your sadness at their passing and of being the one that's left. Beautifully written.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

7 Months Ago

Thank you Annette for your tenderness. We all have to face loss's and many times we find.. read more
Loved the thoughts and ideas processed into this piece. A well written free flow poem.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

9 Months Ago

Thank you Dillion for your favorable comments. I am pleased you enjoyed the poem.
.. read more
"When you finish your journey Brothers, rest easy.
I long to stand with you again.
Tell me, what its like to touch an angels wing"

This was a great write, really enjoyed. Everything till that last 3 lines, an exciting trip down memory lane and a wonderful wish to fellow "compadres", with great wording.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

9 Months Ago

Thank you JayDee for your kind words. I appreciate your comments and I am happy you enjoyed t.. read more
JayDee

8 Months Ago

A pleasure
Tell me what it is like to touch an angels wing..... the perfect ending to this well written poem. I can feel the emotion in your words. Very well done :) Julie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

richieb

9 Months Ago

Julie,
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.read more
I love this poem. Don't ask me why. I just do love it. Haha.

Posted 9 Months Ago


As my dear friend Misty said...outstanding imagery..evoking deep emotions. Those with whom you grow old but never realize that they too were very mu a part of your life until you lose them. That feeling is just a gift of life even though it is painful.

Posted 9 Months Ago


richieb

9 Months Ago

Queen,
Thank you for the heartfelt review. Our feelings reveal the depth of ou.. read more

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