Forever Summer

Forever Summer

A Poem by Chris
"

(Remembering Jen. First Anniversary. The skies lit up that night, 5th November, in a blaze of fireworks. She did it her way)

"
her infectious smile greets me daily
beaming on my mahogany mantle
where she is free from death's dust

amid a flurry of forget me nots
that match her pale blue eyes
whose sparkle is forever summer

the melancholy of autumn days
followed by winter's wicked freeze
will not diminish her radiance

she of that lucent capacity
could lighten a darkened room,
gloom dissipated in her presence

it lifted like mist concealing a lake
taken away by a bold burnished sun
Jen my dearest childhood friend

remembering you always,
life goes on, though the song of you
remains strong and unforgettable

© 2019 Chris


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very beautiful, very endearing, very heartwarming though we are reading about loss. a precious tribute dear Chris, some of your lines stand alone and hit the heart with the real personal touch leaving no doubts that it was Jane and only Jane... lovely and sad, the heart can't but feels both. amazing gem my friend. May she keep accompany You with her light and smile**

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Chris

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Thank you lightsong for reviewing my tribute to a beautiful soul. A childhood friend. She is greatly.. read more
Aldo kraas

13 Hours Ago

I really enjoyed reading
You poem
Keep up the good work



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A dance of smiles and forgetmenots where memories abide... lovely treasure of the heart.
truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris

1 Year Ago

Dear Pat, many thank yous for your dance of smiles and forgetmenots. I was fortunate to have such a .. read more
Wonderful words shared for your friend. We shall know few people who can make us smile and know happiness. Thank you dear Chris for sharing your words and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote. A very good friend indeed. The best, and for many years. I appreciate your thought.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.
What an absolutely beautiful tribute.

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Chris

1 Year Ago

David, I very much appreciate your visit and review. Thank you.

Chris
What a great tribute. Sounds like a hell of a friend. Its hard when we get to missing them, but its also filling when we recall those memories that we love best. Memories of who we were.

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Chris

1 Year Ago

She was a great friend for many, many years Crowley. Sadly missed. Thank you Kay ndky for your thoug.. read more
Beautiful words for your friend, some friends never seem to leave our hearts ;-]

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Weeping willow for your thoughtful review. Very much appreciated.

Chris
Beautifully put Christine. The only legacy that matters, are the memories we leave in the minds of those who knew us. All else pales into insignificance.

Your friend will read this with love and affection.

Beccy.

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Beccy for your encouraging review. All good wishes.

Chris
beautiful tribute. 'tis always summer in the heart of fond remembrance. wasn't sure where this was going at the outset but you delivered a wonderful ode to a warm season and dear friend you clearly find equally as warm in your loving analogy. very beautiful ... :)

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Pete for your warm and encouraging response. Much appreciated.

Chris
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A very poignant poem, Christine.

Your words here speak volumes for the regard in which your friend was held. I am sure she would be proud and smiling to have such lovely lines written in her memory. Friendships, especially those that last for a lifetime, are increasingly rare and the pain of such a loss would only be magnified.

I enjoyed the poem in all of its bittersweet beauty. Very well written and a wonderful dedication.

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Dear Doodley, delighted to receive a visit from you with such an encouraging review. Many thanks and.. read more
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1 Year Ago

Good wishes returned. You're welcome.
A very sweet poem. Each line reflects your love and friendship for her and I am sure that she will be very happy wherever she is. Very nice work

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Anjeline for your lovely response. Always pleased to see you.

Chris
Anjeline

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
What a lovely way to remember a friend from long ago. The two of you must have been truly close. True friends are so difficult to find and even more difficult to lose.

Take care - Dave

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dave. Yes a very old friend and she is sadly missed. Appreciate your thoughts here.
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Dave

1 Year Ago

Sadly to say - I know whereof you write.
Take care - Dave
Chris

1 Year Ago

And you too my friend.

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