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


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Great title...and this piece is a beautiful sentiment...I found it to be warm and wonderful...love is all that...this was moving and a pleasure to read...good work..

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Ah yes Me thinks you get it

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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.

Great message!

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Lovely, important and true thoughts, simply put. I think the Beatles sang a few songs on this subject.

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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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