Friendship (in pantoum)

(Check out the tab above,”The Wighting Life, ” to read about a pantoum poem.)

When we walk along the shoreline

Best friends since the dawn of our time

Seagulls laugh at our giggles

As we remember the times gone by.

 

Best friends since the dawn of time

Speak truths never left unsaid

As we remember the times gone by

Pelicans soar above.

 

Speak truths never left unsaid

As the sand brushes our toes

Pelicans soar above

Sorrow creases our furrowed brow.

 

As the sand brushes our toes

Conversation turns to the past

Sorrow creases our furrowed brows

Silence surrounds our words like a hug.

 

Conversation turns to the past

Ex-husbands, sick children reappear

Silence surrounds our words like a hug

The past is undone as we speak.

 

Ex-husbands, sick children reappear

Words send them away with the waves

The past is undone as we speak

The present reveals the sun’s light.

 

Words send them away with the waves

Friendship sooths the rough edge of life

The present reveals the sun’s light

The future is ours at sunset.

 

Friendship sooths the rough edge of life

Best friends since the dawn of our time

The future is ours at sunset

When we walk along the shoreline.

3 thoughts on “Friendship (in pantoum)

  1. This poem meant so much to me, especially today when I heard sad news about a high school friend. How true are your words and how beautiful.

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