For a dear friend who was once my therapy buddy...
You are a warm bon fire
Lit in the middle of the night
Cradled in the heart of Mother Nature
There you were kept alone and uninterrupted
Your light continued
Warmth and flourished
The child in you just enjoyed each night’s adventure.
There was less to see in the darkness
Few animals and men visit
Seldom would a creature talk to you
You mind them not
You are more interested in their stories and little adventures
Each one fascinated your imagination and views
A good listener you came to be.
An internal fuel ignites in you
Upon hearing excited tones and laughter
Seeing the joy and contentment on their faces
It brings you great joy
When creatures share love and the same warmth
Endless listening to wonderful stories
Each moments are kept inside your fire.
You cannot cry
Water is not in your system
A great deal of worry you feel
When a creature would visit or pass by
You feel fangs of sadness
Intermittent flow of uncertainty
Blows of grief and sorrow
You wanted to help but how can you?
Each creature meet leaves
A memory you treasure everyday
You may forget names and dates
Surely, you can never forget the feeling
Each of them has left burning inside you
Others do come back and share more significant memories
Others may only be with you once and the END
Whatever it is, you treasure each memory the same with high respect.
You cannot expect the same respect or love
You have valued people who did not appreciate it
Others you have kept warm and protected
Left you without goodbyes, forgetting you ever existed
Some even tried to put your fire out
Your fire is within you that is why they failed
Yet every attempt of putting you out and no goodbyes scarred your fire too much
You can only control your light and fire, but never them who did you wrong.
I am only one of those you nurtured
Your warmth rehabilitated me
You remind me of a green meadow beside a lake
Nurtures life and provides serenity
Your light made me see the beauty what lies in the darkness
It might be dark but your fire balanced it out.
Gave me a sense of security not to focus on the darkness
Focus on the light more and not the shadows
You gave me a new way of looking at what is in front of me
You are not perfect
NO ONE IS
Your imperfections though make you REAL.