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A Friend Who Failed

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A Friend Who Failed

Under sun's warm breath and winter's frozen moon
To the river's fast current and society's torment
I promised to enshrine you in my cocoon-
Save you when all others' did circumvent.

They saw you exhausting and jaded
A mind turned mad- full of tragic despair
I knew you as exuberant and unweighted
Full of life, love and amiable  flair

I loved you- serving was no favor 
I sought to be your crusading savior-

Dear friend- you were so frail
Tried though, laboriously, 
fate had another plan -
In the end, my friend, you- I failed.


For the Nailed or Failed contest by Black Eyed Susan


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  1. Date: 6/14/2012 11:50:00 AM
    You obviously haven't lost your toch. It's good to see that some things never change. Best Wishes with the contest. Be well my friend.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:47:00 PM
    Nice write,Amy.....Great work...Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the Susan's "Nailed or Failed"contest Amy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem, a sad but moving tribute to friendship.

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 6:51:00 PM
    AMY,Congratulations with your wonderful win, In SUSAN'S contest. take care ;-) ~ Always PD

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 10:34:00 PM
    Undoubtedly sad, but beautifully put into verse here. Sure winner here.

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Hey Amy, This was both beautiful and sad. I think you were not able to save someone, although you desperately tried. I would say this is a winner. It certainly is in my book! :)

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 9:39:00 PM
    this sounds like death happened? So sad. VERY good entry, Amy.

    Green Avatar Amy Green
    Date: 5/27/2012 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not physical death, no...
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Your 'failure' will certainly be a winner... Terry