Maria is from Melbourne, Australia. She writes poetry and song lyrics collaborating with musicians who give life to her words through music.
Dedicated with love to a great man, friend and poet -
Colin Stewart of Canada aka Epigramman.
Do you know my friend from Lake Erie?
A humble soul who wrote 1000 poems to keep us cheery
I miss that man so gentle and true
I fear he has gone away, dear God, so soon
Quietly to repose, without a final overture
Will he, I wonder, ever write me again
Will he ever pen those clever lines with a twist and funny end
Will he ever critique my poems and take off his hat
I miss you dear friend – I never got to touch your hand
Oh, sweet gentleman from a frosty distant land
You were my reason for writing and loving again
I will not this day bid you farewell
Let me believe that you still breathe
And are not merely a ghost without a quill
Let me sleep and dream of days of frivolity
And remember also darker days of comfort
In the midst of many a thick mist of life’s trials and tragedies
Let me just once more hear your gentle voice, my love
You crazy, cheeky, cat loving Canuck
Do not dare leave this earth
Without a proper adieu
For I am your eternal admirer
This I’m sure you always knew
I will wait for you
My beloved Epi
In one hand, I shall hold a quill
In the other, I shall hold a rose
I will wait for you dear friend
Here, between the lines of my prose.
© 2021 Maria D'Alessandro
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 01, 2021:
I miss him, too. You've penned a wonderful tribute to a man with a gentle soul and witty sense of humor.
I emailed him a couple of days ago and still haven't heard back. I just wish we knew where Colin is. If he's no longer with us, I pray he found comfort.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Maria.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 01, 2021:
I also knew him here for a short while and remember he had a great sense if humour. A touching tribute, and let us hope he is well and has just moved on to other pursuits.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 01, 2021:
A really heartwarming tribute to a really great poet. I too have had the pleasure to know him and I too miss him and his humor. Often wondered what had happened to him and if he is on this earth wish him all the very best.
Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on March 01, 2021: