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Funeral for a Friend

Shattered glass Broken promises Loves untied knots Black roses weaving in summer winds We all will die, the days are duly marked In the book of reaping angels Who till the fields of human decay Whom take what they can, young or old Piano keys sound the waltz Of the oncoming Shaking fingers and smiles to deny The raven will have his feast The death of you is at hand The death of me was long ago Yet I still breathe, and you still smile I am full of tears, you my friend are life A life to be stolen As we sit silently Knowing my hands are as useless as yours Later smile upon me, and welcome me over I who have lost long ago Walks along the shoreline of hell Alone, no hand to hold Wishing it could have been me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/5/2015 12:51:00 PM
Would love you to send this to Sir Elton - am sure he would be so touched his music inspired such an awesome poem:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:31:00 PM
Funeral for a friend/ love lies bleeding a classic track which I adore - often get the Saturday night DJ to play it on the radio for me - an incredibly moving work Arthur - I find the final stanza so so sad especially in the light of my recent losses:-( hugs jan xx 7
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:41:00 PM
Hope you feeling a bit better Jan, thanks!!!!!
Date: 7/4/2015 2:02:00 PM
- CONGRATULATIONS WITH P.O.T.W. ARTHUR !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:40:00 PM
Thank you dear Anne Lise!!
Date: 7/3/2015 11:50:00 PM
Congrats on poem of the week! This write was deep and full of sorrowful emotion. You never disappoint. Great job! Meg
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:40:00 PM
Thank you Meg!!
Date: 7/3/2015 3:40:00 AM
Buddy Arthur you are one of the poets whom I read first and then got me so inspired!!! COngrats!~OLive ELoisa =)
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:39:00 PM
:) thank you
Date: 7/2/2015 11:19:00 PM
Arthur, congrats on being honored again for another "Poem Of The Week", this was a fabulous read!
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:39:00 PM
Thanks Dave, cheers!
Date: 7/2/2015 2:01:00 AM
Oh how sad to walk along the shoreline of hell. ..
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Date: 7/4/2015 7:39:00 PM
Thank you Masoud
Date: 6/30/2015 5:01:00 AM
Hello Arthur, Congratulations on Poem of the Week!! I commented earlier on your wonderful write here. I'm not surprised that it was chosen for Poem of the Week. Excellent work with a most profound meaning. Best Always, Gary
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Date: 6/30/2015 7:57:00 AM
Thank you Gary!
Date: 6/29/2015 10:08:00 PM
Hugs.....
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Date: 6/29/2015 10:49:00 PM
hugs right back!!!!!!!!
Date: 6/29/2015 4:41:00 PM
Congrats for POW. Simply put for any one who has lost a friend to death.
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Date: 6/29/2015 10:48:00 PM
Thank you Marilyn!
Date: 6/29/2015 11:23:00 AM
condolences and congratulations, jill
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Date: 6/29/2015 10:47:00 PM
Thank you Jill!
Date: 6/29/2015 10:21:00 AM
Poem of the Week.....Way to Go......
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Date: 6/29/2015 10:46:00 PM
Thanks Judy!
Date: 6/28/2015 8:47:00 PM
Arthur, congratulations on having this beautifully written poem selected as Poem Of The Week, enjoy the honor
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Date: 6/28/2015 9:07:00 PM
Very kind of you, thank you!
Date: 6/28/2015 8:20:00 PM
Congrts on your POTW, Arthur!
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Date: 6/28/2015 8:22:00 PM
Thank you kindly Kim!!!
Date: 6/28/2015 7:49:00 PM
Beautiful poem,Arthur, congrats on POTW :)
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Date: 6/28/2015 8:07:00 PM
Thank you Mohamed!!!
Date: 6/28/2015 5:43:00 PM
I haven't been on the site for a long time and the first poem I read is yours. Strange that it's about death. I just lost my Father and Brother in the last 2 months. Your poem touches my heart. Keep up the good work!!
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Date: 6/28/2015 6:09:00 PM
Laura thank you so much, there is no better compliment than knowing a poem has touched someone personally, and I am saddened by your loss and hope you are doing ok.
Date: 6/28/2015 4:06:00 PM
A moving write, Arthur! Brings to mind the Elton John song...congrats on TPOW! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 6/28/2015 6:16:00 PM
Funny you should say that, I was listening that song at the time I wrote this and thus the line "Piano keys sound the waltz" Hugs!
Date: 6/28/2015 10:23:00 AM
Hey Arthur, congrats on POTW!
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Date: 6/28/2015 6:17:00 PM
Thanks Richard!
Date: 6/27/2015 12:30:00 AM
Nice work AV. The last verse really brings it all home. I am a fan. ~Kilmer
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/28/2015 6:19:00 PM
Thank you very much!
Date: 6/26/2015 11:04:00 PM
"The raven will have his feast" - powerful! You paint a dark picture with this work. Thank you for your kind words on my poem! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 6/28/2015 6:19:00 PM
Very kind of you Mathew, thanks!
Date: 6/23/2015 1:34:00 PM
"Black roses weaving in summer winds"... Yes, even when nature seems so alive, death is ever present... A nicely penned tribute, Arthur. So beautiful in it's sadness.
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Date: 6/23/2015 11:16:00 PM
Thank you Kelly, and yes sad, but such is life during these times!
Date: 6/23/2015 9:26:00 AM
Arthur, A great but very sad write here with profound meaning. It reflects a very strong connection and friendship, and an undeniable feeling of loss. I hope all is well, and God Bless!! A "7" + FAV. Best Always, Gary
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Date: 6/23/2015 11:15:00 PM
Thanks Gary, very kind of you!
Date: 6/23/2015 9:22:00 AM
I can only imagine the deep friendship that inspired this poignant write. Take heart, your friend must surely have smiled. :-)
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Date: 6/23/2015 11:14:00 PM
I would like to think so!
Date: 6/22/2015 11:26:00 PM
Lots of layers in this one. I have to dig down at least 7 feet to get to the heart of the matter.
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Date: 6/23/2015 11:14:00 PM
Thanks Richard, I am confused only 5 levels, you will have to explain me the extra two!!!
Date: 6/22/2015 8:14:00 PM
A very touching verse BIG HUGS!Light & Love
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/23/2015 11:13:00 PM
Thank you very much Debbie!
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