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Only Hope

	Only Hope
	I’m an old man,
	but not as old as I was. 

	I have a friend, 
	my best friend, 
	older than I am 
	but older than he is,
	who is slowly 
	yet surely 
	killing himself. 
	How do I say to him 
	that I’ll be with him 
	on his journey, 
	that I don’t judge 
	his choices? 
	How do I thank him 
	for being with me 
	on my journey? 
	What will I do 
	when he is no longer 
	a companion through life?
	Can love accompany 
	passage into the void, 
	the furnace of cremation, 
	the scattering of the ashes? 
	I have no answers.
	Only hope.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Touching ending. It's hard to think about losing someone dear. You express yourself well. I enjoyed reading some of your work. Always, Laura

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 11/11/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it is difficult, and all too real. Thanks for reading my poems tonight... Jack
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 4:49:00 AM
    Sometimes hope is all we can cling too and where our strength comes from. Hopeful things has improved for your friend Jack ;)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 8/27/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I truly wish I could say they have, but no... Thanks for the kind concern... Jack
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 9:05:00 AM
    While there is life there is hope. Keep on living my friend because there is still no answers. Nice reflective poem.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 8/17/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's literally a friend I'm concerned about, not myself. But thanks for the good thoughts... Jack
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Jack, this poem means much to me. I am at my wits ends looking for answers... Something about your ending brightened up this moment. I'm not gonna lie. I don't remember what hope feels like. I will search. I'm sorry, I better go now... I think I hit something within myself... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:13:00 PM
    this is a sad one and very reflective. I enjoyed seeing this.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 8/15/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's a sad situation indeed. I wish I could do something to counter his death wish, but I can't. I've tried... Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Sometimes, hope is the only answer you need. This was a strong reflection here. Great job!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 8/14/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Drake. I'm looking forward to your show this weekend... Jack