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A Friendship Prayer - Poem

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


A very close friend has been going through troubled times for years now. I want to help but there is not much I can do, as most of the troubles are circumstantial. I told her I will keep her in my prayers. Inspired by the poem John Hansen (Jodah) wrote for his friend "Terror Lurks When You're Alone - a Dark Poem", I decided to pen down my prayers for my friend, to help her start the healing process.

The Poem

I may not be there

To wipe the pearl-drops

Off the brink of your lashes

I may not be able to stop

Your dreams and hopes

Turning into ashes

I may have treaded

The same path

Leading to different crossroads

I may have returned

From the verge of whence

Everything ill, bodes

We may have boarded

The same train

From the same stations

I alighted early

While you went on by

The law of creations

But no matter what

I cannot do

When I am at the house

Of prayers, kneeling down

Palms folded, the fire within

They seek to douse

Your face swarms

Into my mind’s mirror

Vivid as you were close by

The little light there

In the depths of my soul, I pray,

May give you wings to fly

© 2018 Rinita Sen

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