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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How beautiful that you still hold so much love for her.

Friends made in childhood are often the ones that also remain close all through the years even if miles separate that bond is still there .

A lovely tribute, thank you for sharing your dear thoughts of her...

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your comforting thoughts Stella. She and I were very close. Her loss is still keenly f.. read more



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oh my goodness Chris ... such a touching remembrance of your good friend .. how precious they are .. and few :( strange ... last week an old school friend and husband... still with me .. were remembering those who have passed ... way too young actually ... several that did not make it to their 30s :( ... we remember them tho ... and keep their short lives meaningful in doing it ... Jen must be very special ... and i am sorry for the loss you feel ... your poem is so real i hardly paid any attention to poetic tooling ... the story and intimacy say it all

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Dear Mr E, thank you so much. She was special. A friend for many, many years. Shared much together. .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

(((((((((((((((((C)))))))))))))))))))))))
Proof to me that we are more than flesh and bone and touching someones life in such a positive way means we will forever live on in their hearts, in the changes we see and the comfort of those reminders of them, that flit into our thoughts as we pass a place forever remembered as where we laughed together, smiled and cried.
The reminders of them are everywhere, as if they have moved from mortality to the ether, becoming a comforting cocoon of rememberance.
I remember my dad every time im in the dairy aisle. One of our last conversations was that he tried cornflakes in hospital for the first time at the age of 66, the age he died. I asked him what he thought and his answer still makes me laugh " okay, but i dint like that semi skilled milk they give you here."
Semi skilled milk is how it remains. Both him and mum done that. It was their inside joke that they didnt care if people thought they were daft, it made them smile. I definitely got that gene from them.
Which reminds me, i think ill have a nice, crisp side saddle for lunch 😀
A beautiful memory of a loved one sadly gone Chris. We can only hope we are remembered so fondly.
You will definitely, and me... Well, the lady who runs the sweet shop will at least notice, when her profits plunge 😀

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Dear Lorry, thank you for your lovely review and sharing with me about your Dad, his first bowl of c.. read more
Lorry

1 Year Ago

Ill massively reduce the sugar tax when im gone 😀
Ps... Wc is playing funny burgers again,.. read more
This is a beautiful homage to your friend. "Where she is free from death's dust" … "whose sparkle is forever summer" … "life goes on through the song of you" … these are my favorite lines.

The last line quoted needs to be corrected - though/through.

It would have been nice to see her picture on your mantle.

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Chris

1 Year Ago

Many thank yous Linda Marie for reviewing my anniversary tribute to my friend Jen. I have inserted .. read more
An unfortunate loss but a wonderful remembrance
I lost a friend when I was quite young
They were Jehovah Witness and would not take him to the hospital
It was quite a shock

Posted 1 Year Ago


So many of our friends are gone … physically but not lost … they linger in those little rooms in the back of our minds waiting to step through the door and say hello.

Hello Chris … so good to see you! I think she'd say.

A good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris

1 Year Ago

It was so hard to say goodbye. She had struggled with cancer for several years and knew her time was.. read more
How beautiful that you still hold so much love for her.

Friends made in childhood are often the ones that also remain close all through the years even if miles separate that bond is still there .

A lovely tribute, thank you for sharing your dear thoughts of her...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your comforting thoughts Stella. She and I were very close. Her loss is still keenly f.. read more

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