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


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I love it! FInally we have some authors that appreciate the little things in life:)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Our legacy does carry on like the stars with the relationships we invest time in. I did not need your dictionary for your writing this time, lol. This was a beautiful write. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

As the inventor of an imaging process, putting things into perspective is a large part of your life...I see as well that it is an inherent part of your character, as this insightful piece very effectively puts into perspective many things which most people tend to misarray, more or less constantly. Thank you for this.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a warm piece of heartfelt poetry. Yes, we all need love and companionship and without these life would indeed be very plain.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Rick, this is so heartfelt. Very touching and the picture is great.
Your poetry always has such a good flow .
Love is a wonderful thing and your poem is love.

Chloe

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Warm and gentle words from a mighty pen, fine thoughts and feelings expressed with the greatest of care. ' 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 '

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well, how small it really is, which serves the purpose to show how tiny we as humans are, a very classy and sleeping piece, well done

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

your lovely soul shines through this beautiful write

Posted 10 Years Ago


lovely.

did you give this too your friend or not?
i think it was well written and fun to read.
and it sounds as if you love the whole wide world which is nice

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Loved reading this...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Added on April 5, 2011
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Tags: life, death, mortality, philosophy, family, support, life's value

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Rick Puetter
Rick Puetter

San Diego, CA



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So what's the most important thing to say about myself? I guess the overarching aspect of my personality is that I am a scientist, an astrophysicist to be precise. Not that I am touting science.. more..

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