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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


Rinita Sen (author) on August 01, 2018:

I appreciate your visit and comment, Dred. Thank you for echoing my thoughts.

Travel Chef from Manila on August 01, 2018:

I like your poem! It reminds me that true friendships stay forever no matter how distant you are from your all treasured friends.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 31, 2018:

Thank you, Rajan. Appreciate your visit.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 31, 2018:

A lovely prayer from the bottom of the heart for sure.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 12, 2018:

Thank you, Verlie, for seeing it as balm. I hope as well, that my prayer could create a small difference.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 12, 2018:

Thank you, Bill. Appreciate your visit. Glad you liked the style.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on July 12, 2018:

Rinita, your prayer is balm for the weary spirit. Your friend is lucky to have you thinking of her this way.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 12, 2018:

A beautiful gift to a friend. I love the repeating phrase "I may not"...that is a powerful way to establish pace in any written work...well done!

Rinita Sen (author) on July 10, 2018:

Oh! Thank you!! Li-Jen, you are amazing!

Li-Jen Hew on July 10, 2018:

You're welcome and thanks too! You and another hubber inspired me to change my pic since both of you changed hahaha. You look nice! :)

Rinita Sen (author) on July 10, 2018:

Thank you, Louise. Appreciate your visit. Glad you liked the poem.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 10, 2018:

That's a lovely poem for your friend. Beautiful.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 10, 2018:

Thank you, Chitrangada, for visiting and for echoing my thoughts in the prayer. I hope this will be soothing for my friend, too. Thank you, again.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 10, 2018:

Beautiful heartfelt poem, depicting your compassion and sincerity for your friend.

Prayers and good wishes from dear ones, do help and I am sure it will soothe your friend too in her troubled times.

God Bless You and your friend!

Rinita Sen (author) on July 08, 2018:

Thank you, Li-Jen, for that touching comment. Glad I was able to portray the intimacy with my friend, and thank you for reverberating my prayers.

On a different note, I like your new display picture :)

Li-Jen Hew on July 08, 2018:

Hey Rinita. I would be jumping with joy if I were your friend! I like how you communicate with your friend in the poem, the intimacy with the wipe of tears.The flow of your poem reminds me of your kneel and prayer: a sense of loyalty with the consistent three lines. All the best to you and your friend and believe it'll be fine.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 06, 2018:

Thank you, Shaloo. Appreciate your visit and kind comment.

Shaloo Walia from India on July 06, 2018:

Your kindness and compassion reflects in the poem. May God bless you and your friend!

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, Frank. I hope so, too. Appreciate you giving it a read.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 05, 2018:

Rinita.. I hope it helps... that was so genuine of you..just as Jodah was..

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, Peggy. Humbled by your comment. I too hope somehow somewhere she would be positively affected by my humble show of care. Thank you so much for visiting today.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 05, 2018:

What a sweet and caring person you are to care so much for your friend. I hope that your friend draws much comfort from your love and concern for him or her. This is a beautiful and heartfelt poem.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, manatita. Gratitude for your appreciation.

manatita44 from london on July 05, 2018:

Beautiful poetry and deep empathy. Much appreciated.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, Delilah, appreciate your honest sentiments. Thank you again for giving this a read.

Delilah from Kentucky on July 05, 2018:

I loved your poem Rinita...Your friend is so lucky to have someone like you to care and offer up prayers for them. Hopefully your friend will find comfort.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, John Ray. I appreciate the sincerity behind your comment, too. I, too, hope the same. Thank you again for reading my prayer.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thank you, Threekeys, for your exceedingly warm comment. I do hope that my prayers and indirect care reach her, and benefit in some way or another. Thank you so much for reading.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 05, 2018:

Thanks to you, John, for inspiring me so. I really love how as a community of writers we are able to influence each other, which often brings out effective results. Thank you again for visiting.

Raycaptiosus from Philippines on July 05, 2018:

A very wonderful poem. I can sense the sincerity of the poem. Hope your friend will feel better soon.

threekeys on July 05, 2018:

A lovely warm honouring of care for your friend Rinita. I understand how you feel when you cannot seem to make things better for your friend in a direct way but dont despair as I believe indirect caring actions will end up being received by her. If she cannot see what you have done for her and your friendship, she will "see it and feel it" on another plane.

Keep the poetry flowing:)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 04, 2018:

Rinita, this is so beautiful and a heartfelt prayer/poem for your friend. I am touched that my own poem written for a friend of mine inspired you to write this as well. Thanks for sharing.

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