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Friend: A Poem


Friend: A Poem

A flash of ginger out of
The corner of my eye.

In the emptiness,
I see you, still

Eyes of green,
Wide and bright

Looked at me with
Ancient wisdom,

And spoke to me,
Without a sound

Two strays, invisible to a
World that passed us by.

We shared a can of corn
On a shadowy street.

You healed me,
When my heart bled.

You were my light,

In endless darkness

Vanished from my arms,
But not forever.

Residing deep

Within my heart


© 2021 Johanna Elattar


Johanna Elattar (author) from NY on July 31, 2021:

Thank you very much. I like your writing as well.

Johanna Elattar (author) from NY on July 31, 2021:

When I met him, I was in a very bad situation and had nothing. He never left my side.

Johanna Elattar (author) from NY on July 31, 2021:

His name was Crash because we "crashed" into each other when we met. He was an old cat that no one wanted. He had no teeth and could hardly see. We were together for 5 years til he passed away. I came home from work one day, and he had passed away while napping in his favorite spot in the apartment. I miss him everyday. I was upset that I wasn't there when he died, but he was warm, fed, indoors, and happy during the years he was with me. Rest in Paradise, Crash.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 31, 2021:

Yes, true friendship stays within our hearts. This was well-written and beautiful.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on July 31, 2021:

My favorite line, "we shared a can of corn." This is earthly, pure love. Beautifully expressed. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 30, 2021:

Awe...they do help us when we are hurting.


Our thoughts are with them forever in our hearts.

Great writing.

ISHIKA MEHERE from NAGPUR on July 30, 2021:

I can totally understand your pain and I am sorry for your loss. Even I owned a cat who is no longer by my side. You have created a great poem filled with genuine emotions. I had a Nice time reading it.

Hope you have a productive day ahead.

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