Oh The Loved Ones

Oh The Loved Ones
By Pauline Harris

Somehow we met
You were walking
Out of the hospital 
Almost running 
A joyous smile
Swept across 
Your face
I was a bit
Frightful 
As surgery 
Was my mission 
You just smiled
And said hi
My nerves 
Seemed to 
Fade away
I looked at you
And saw someone 
Who was hurting 
But instead of
Dwelling
You were 
Excited 
Joyful 
In that moment 
And that was
The start
Of a short lived
Friendship 
For you died
Only a few years
Later
Bye bye bye
30 years ago
This December 
I miss your smile

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Friends:

Grateful friends: those we share in peace and inspiration and wonderment together.

Close friends: those who know much about us and share times together loyally.

Okay friends: those who are friends, but keep a distance through judgments or some other means.

Sometimes friends: those on and off friendships.

Acquaintance friends: those who only associate at specific times.

I am grateful for my friends. Thank you

by Pauline Harris

One Guarantee

 

We are born and die
But to live our lives
How and to whom 
Do we dare share
A caring heart
Gives beyond self
Stories told
Adventures taken
Even if only in words
Or in shared experiences
Helpful hints
Laughter and tears
Gracefully guaranteed
An honest experience
Until we meet again
…by Pauline Harris

for CAD, thank you my friend

Do You Remember Him?

 

Just a boy, a kid
He liked to laugh
And talk
Long walks
Were his game

But one day
His smile
Introduced you
To another side of him
A side that few dared
To delve into to retrieve

Riding high amongst the clouds
Dreaming of what was
Never going to be
A proud patriot
Honor and hope
Kept him alive
Until he was no more

Gone these many years
His hope carries on
In the smiles shared
And the tears
Not forgotten
My dear friend

He Mattered

 

So often, we
As humans just live
Our lives day to day
Making differences
From our perspective
Attempting to matter
To someone else
Sharing a smile
Part of our story
Encouraging
One another
Improving life
Taking care
To leave the world
Impacted by a trace
A mere footprint
Stating we were here
We were loved
Our lives mattered
Because we knew
Our love was real
Our story carries on
In each of those
Touched by our love
Or just in the smile
We so often shared
By Pauline Harris

Lights and Shadows

Settled into making
The most of the moment
Together
Not as common
As wanted to be
Savoring the time spent
Joys and tears
Wash away those fears
Now is forever
If we choose to deliver
Lights shown brightly
Messages in shadows
Dedicating hearts
To delightful caring
Successful giving love
Hugs unfolding gracefully
Cultivating gratefulness
To enlighten joyneys
As we hug them forward
By Pauline Harris

United, At Last

Walking on a path alone
For ever so long
Wanting to share
But no one is there
Isolated
A cry out
But no one listens
Others lost in their own world
Their desires for physical items
Wisdom has guided me beyond
In some respects
I desire to co-create
Co-habit with friends
Making community
A flare for inspiration
Pure wonderment
Finding joy amongst
Those who fear
Caring my life forward
Grateful and blessed
Because I now have you
…by Pauline Harris

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