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Flying With The Birds

If I were to believe in you, would you believe in me?
If everything that I promised you actually came to be

If I were a beautiful rainbow, a reflection in the sky
Formed by the rays of light as your tears you cried

Sweetheart I am just a simple man with a complex plight
My blessing is you’re here with me, as this quest I fight

Sweetheart you know I’m a warrior, though I live like a ghost
I fight and write living my plight, inside the belly of the host

From shore to shore, a forever war, that will never end
Just today I got the word the host has taken another friend

Another soul another goal of course another wasted life
God I am a lucky man to have become one with my wife

Pains insane it shreds my brain and tears my heart into
I’m left here asking myself, “Was there anything I could do”

I have to write a eulogy though I just don’t know what to say
Here is a soul, another hole, for someone who lost his way 

Sobriety is really great but at times it is truly rather hard
You watch them take another friend and plant him in the yard

Another smoke, another joke another party has reached its end
Here I sit in a spiritual pit feeling totally lost about my friend

I hope someday someone reads what I say, takes another course
Pass on doing that shot, love it or not, death upon the black tar horse

So I shall write my Eulogy falling to pieces about my friend
Who made fun of the man I turned out to be, until the very end

But that’s ok it was just his way, right up until the day he died
The one true light shinning bright, lives inside of you and I

So will all of you join with me let your spirits pen my words
About a beautiful soul, who found his goal, flying with the birds

Very few people in this life that I love enough to let make fun
of the changes I made in my life. Addiction (The Host) took 6
friends in 2007, 5 in 2008 and this is the first in 2009. He didn't
overdose he was shot a couple of days ago in Chico, Ca during
a home invasion robbery over his heroin debt. I used to always
pay his debts when it reached this point with bags of Meth. This
time I couldn't go there for him and now he is dead. This is my
life, my gift and my curse. God Bless you all, mj

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  1. Date: 6/20/2009 3:51:00 AM
    Michael, I came from that situation. I lost my teen-age best friend and it's so sad. But we have to take the bitter with the sweet. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 3:03:00 PM
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and indeed friends, lovely tribute>James

  1. Date: 6/5/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Michael, you are always strong when you investigate the history of the self ... but there is a ladder of progression you have been climbing with every write ... your genius compete with self and gets better than self ... as if the angels waiting called and you alone can hear ... I mean this is an awesome write ... in glory crowns are waiting better than my applause ... but accept mine too. Peace!

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 2:39:00 AM
    Awesome, sweet Michael. And thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. Peace Always Fathima

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 8:55:00 PM
    Peace be with your caring heart Michael GBU

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 8:51:00 PM
    Michael this so tough to comment on. I feel for you, the pain that you must be feeling. My prayers are with you tonight for healing and all those that are feeling the loss of your friend . Michael if he would have read these words you have written he would have been proud of you that you cared so much for him and he would have been touched by your love. GBU Michael for remembering your friend. Christ love to you.

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 9:42:00 AM
    The title alone drew me into this before i ever read the words. Love your message of strength. Enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 11:33:00 PM
    WoW, Michael, I don't know what to say. This is terrible. God bless your friend.

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 5:40:00 PM
    Michael, while this is a very truly touching write from begining to the very end, it's very heartbreaking as to why it came to be that it was written. I am truly sorry for the loss of your friend, but the one thing you can hold onto at least he's no longer in pain nor in burden of his past that came to be. Again a beautiful write. Much love always...Sandy

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 12:17:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing in your tragic loss of a dear friend whom you tired so hard to help. Making fun of you was probably his way of wishing he could change his habit. Addictions grabs and holds many in it's clutches. May God Bless you and may you find peace in your heart. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Phyl

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 12:14:00 PM
    Michael this is amazing, your heart and soul was in this piece. I'm so sorry about your friend, it must be so hard. This was absolutely beautiful I loved every word. Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 5:32:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comment Michael.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 3:15:00 PM
    I'm so sorry Michael for your tragic loss. Sorry for the pain and sadness I know you bear. My heart goes out to you, and the family and loved ones of this poor soul. May you all find healing and peace. Such an emotional and powerful write. So very sad. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Powerful write, you reached every emotion, Michael you may never see the good your words may do, but one day you will know that what I speak to you is true. May God always bless you and your wonderful and supportive family. Ron

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 8:58:00 AM
    This is just so moving and sad, addiction is a poweful thing that grabs hold and chokes you until you have lost everything that is near and dear to you. It is great that you turned your life around Michael and that you have someone special to share it with. I will keep this heartfelt hit em hard brilliant piece forever and read again and again. Well done friend and good luck to you on your journeys.

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 7:39:00 AM
    I have lost so many friends to addiction of some sort, this is truely a beautiful eulogy, you are such a friend to have had, God bless you and your dear heart Michael, love Ann x