Looking out into the night

Looking out into the night

A Poem by Rick Puetter
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...dedicated to a dear friend... One who is braver in the face of death than anyone I know--A hero!

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An image of the Milky Way, our galaxy, taken in the Alps by Philipp Salzgeber. Tokina AT-X 12-24 f/f, Nikon D200, f/4 15s ISO 1600 " 5 images stacked in IRIS, 7 August 2010.  The original photograph can be found at http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/pics/20100807_milky_way/.

 

 

Looking out into the night

 

     “…dedicated to a dear friend…”

 

When looking out into the night

Our future we can't apprehend

And yet when we do look behind

There stands our family and our friends

 

It matters not what we have done

No, not the money or the fame

Not accolades or shining prize

With only these we'd just be plain

 

It is the love that we acquired--

This our protection through our strife

This can't be taken from us, no

This is the value of our life

 

In this I have been fortunate

I have so much, I really do!

It brings me smiles and gives me hope

And yes, my love, I do mean you

 

And yes, I mean my family

And yes, I do mean all my friends

This all the treasure that I need

It gives me life beyond an end

 

 

 

©2011, Richard Puetter

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© 2012 Rick Puetter


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Dear Rick!

'Tis a friend indeed such as this that helps us realize and appreciate that in life which is important. As you have expressed, smiles and hope is added, a treasure enough to be considered as "all I need"! Love does indeed conquer all!

May we all have at least one friend who is considered worthy of such dedication and admiration!

Well done!

Best Regards,
Sheila


Posted 10 Years Ago


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Very touching poem Rick and as we become older its family friends and the little things in life that matter...SyberRose

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I love this, very nice!! you write very good.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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What a nice tribute to your friend, Rick! But sometimes - depending on your perspective - when we look out into the night sky, many of our friends and family are already out there waiting for us to join them.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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The images are not needed, the words speak on their own and the love acquired is a nice longing for any reader.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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The love we acquire is the only thing we take with us. That's why it's said that love is eternal. All else eventually dies; it is the one constant.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Rick Puetter

1 Year Ago

With Covid-19 knocking at our door, I am revisting WC and some of my reviews. Most cherished are th.. read more
Nice poem, Rick. I agree, life really is about love, both giving and receiving..."This is the value of our life."

I recently completed two short pieces that I'd like your feedback on if you can spare a moment. One is "Baby Boy, Forsaken," (please click on the picture first,) and the second is called "The Waiting Room." Thanks

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Sorry...I haven't learned how the points system works yet so disregard whatever you see.

"It matters not what we have done," is such a powerful phrase and can have many meanings. Gandhi said, "Whatever you do in life is irrelevant. But you must do it anyway for no one else will do it for you." I believe he was thinking about the vastness of our tiny world, and even more so, the responsibility we all have to ourselves to find our calling, our purpose. Also, with the passage of time, all is eventually lost to antiquity when you think about it...even poems...when you think about what people will read 10,000 years from now.

Nice job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I`ve read two or three of your poems, and they all surprise me.You work with a great range of styles,which makes them well worth a look at.Good work.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Lovely poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Love and genuine friendship are more valuable than gold or diamonds...they are invaluable. This is a nice tribute in the form of a poem.

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