Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

A Prayer for Family and Friends

Terrell Martin Avatar Terrell Martin - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Prayer for Family and Friends which was written by poet Terrell Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Terrell Martin

Best Terrell Martin Poems

+ Fav Poet

A Prayer for Family and Friends

To all my friends and family
Gathered ‘round this earth; 
Words cannot contain these thoughts
Of all your love and worth.

From sky to ground and all around
From birth to dust and ash;
I wish we had more time together 
As in our felicitous, by-gone past.

Such as the days we laughed and played 
And danced in the wild, wild breeze;
Flying kites and taking hikes
From high hills to the sea.  

When grass was green as any dream
And the trees we climbed were tall;
Touching sky-blue I can still see you
And hear the whippoorwill’s call.

While those of you who hardly knew
The man that I became;
The fault’s all mine throughout the time 
I played such foolish games. 

From sunup to sundown again
Through countless nights and days;
Despite the endless miles between us
There’s little left to say.

To bring back time lost long ago
Like water in a mountain stream;
I wish that I could turn it ‘round
And bring you back to me. 

But time’s now gone as if a song
Sung once by birds that flew;
Pointing us back home again
To that place we all once knew. 

And I pray we find again some when
In this world or just beyond;
Until then, God keep you safe and warm
Cradled, in His loving arms. 
   
One never knows how far we’ll go
Today, tomorrow, next year;
As memories of those we love and miss 
Become immeasurably more dear. 

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment



A comment has not been posted for this poem. Be the first to comment.