Thursday, October 22, 2009

Passing By the Woods

With a tip of my hat to folks like Guy Holliday and Lady Lorraine Hart, I turn my pen to poetry because it's been three long weeks of loss.

Passng By the Woods

This afternoon
I drove past
The woods where
Peter took his life.
Flowers
Left by the sign
A make-shift memorial
To someone
Who wanted
A permanent solution
To a temporary problem.
And my heart aches
For a soul gone
Too soon.

7 comments:

Grandma L said...

The line "A permanent solution to a temporary problem" says it all. If only they could realize it.

Stephanie Frieze said...

It is perhaps the most important lesson we can teach our children.

Kim Thompson said...

Wow...this is powerful.

Guy Holliday said...

To offer this clear look into your heart is a gift. I hope this nightmare ends.

Lorraine Hart said...

I'm so sorry my friend...this is when the pen is a staff that holds us up.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Beautifully said, Lady Lorraine! I don't know what I would do without my love of writing.

Jo said...

As always, your writing blows me away! It's so special to discover a new side of a close friend. You have put into words what others feel in their heart.