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Poem of the Week: "John"

Poems are courtesy of poets local to the Upper Moreland area.

Each week, Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch is happy to present poems selected by the members of the , as well as poems from the residents of the Upper Moreland area.

This week's poem:

 

John

By Donna Krause

 

As I sailed through my life,

I met a man

Who touched my soul,

Like no other.

His kindness

Felt like warm gentle waves on a hot summer day.

My friend chose to fight and live through his adversities.

If one was in his presence, they would know

He was a golden treasure.

Just like a radiant sun that dries up the rain.

My friend spoke of his family farm.

He took care of the animals.

They were lucky to have him care for them.

My cat and dog greeted him at the door,

Like children so happy to see their father at the end of the day.

His spirit was free.

Quite like birds that flew from tree to tree,

Building their nests in the spring time air.

Slowly, my friend grew weaker.

And needed assistance to live.

If I could have, I would have scooped him up,

And blew life into his frail body.

He spoke with his eyes.

Until they grew weary.

My family was lucky to have known this man.

But he needed to leave this earth,

Where he no longer had to fight.

Heaven rejoiced to welcome his sweet soul.

There will be no more visits or ringing of door bells

Just sweet memories that live in my heart.

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About the poet:

Donna Krause lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  Her poetry has been published by Idea Gems (www.ideagems.net) and in the chap book "Icing on the Cake." She read at an open mic at Weinrich's Bakery in Willow Grove. She is a member of the Coffeeshop Writers Group, whose monthly meetings are held at .

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Have a poem you'd like published here?

Send them to gerrydungan@patch.com—don't forget to say a little bit about yourself, and the best way to get in touch with you. Please include "Poem of the Week" in the subject line.

Carly Brown September 27, 2011 at 11:36 PM
Donna, We missed you at our last monthly meeting. I am so glad that you were able to bring the picture you had of John. Sounds like John was a wonderful person as you were a wonderful friend to him. It is true that it takes two to tango. His life was enriched with knowing you as yours was in being your friend. You were go gratuitous in sharing your golden treasure with us. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Carly

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