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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"It is the love that we acquired...This is the value of our life." I couldn't agree more! This was beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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beautiful words, strung in a beautiful fashion. thank you soo much for sending me the link to this one, its easy to forget when you are terminally ill, that there is still a world out there, and there are many people who are wanting you to live to the fullest. its easy to get depressed knowing you wont live as long as you originally thought, but in truth, you never know when you could get hit by a buss walking across the street.
i hope your friend, (and me too lol) surpass all medical expectations and conquer our ailments.
thank you friend :) 100/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


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great

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amazing 100

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful poem and what strikes me most about it, is it's fabulous flow. That it comes from the flawless tetrameter is obvious, and indeed, I feel that this poem demanded it. It wouldn't have sounded half as effective in free verse. It is a dedication to a friend and hence, a torrent of emotions. The structure used here assists in conveying these emotions in pristine form, with absolute clarity, to the reader.
Since you're a physicist, I cannot resist drawing an analogy from fluid dynamics. Turbulence will set in much sooner if the cross section of a pipe is irregular, leading to a lamentably garbled velocity profile at the outlet. Deviations from structure will likewise obscure the content of the poem.
Apart from the structure, the simplicity of this write is very refreshing. It is written in familiar informal tones, as if you are having a conversation with your friend. And that makes it very endearing to the reader.
I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is quite heart-felt and really inspired me to feel thankful about the wonderful friends and family that I possess. Such things do indeed give us a "life beyond an end"
A great read :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

your true thoughts expresed in layman terms and with heart.. ty you truly do love them...all.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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I'm happy you can be content with your life,
that is all a person needs,
love,
to be happy
not fame, no money, just love
Im glad you understand that,
you are one of the very few

BLack

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a perfect painting of love.. an excellent write...xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Love drives the world! I know I sound like a hippie saying that, but really, whose life isn't defined in some way by love?

A poem short and sweet and beautiful. I like it very much :)

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