Wisdom Shared

by Milly Hayward   Apr 22, 2017

Friendly face cotton white and pale
lays wrapped within coarse blanket jail
different from the rosy world
before the poisons grip unfurled

You lay folded, misshapen, bent
grey fabric, with a ragged scent
a feeble quake, as fever grips
the croaking whisper on your lips

Shadows come dig scars too deep
steal youthful dreams whilst you sleep
Sunrise comes, brings ice crisp cold
much worse then you'd been, ever told

The doctor shakes his woollen head
Not long before your spirit's bled
Goodbye my friend, and to your pain
you journey now to golden plain

You look at me with shiny eyes
and say to me, words that are wise
Enjoy each day as if its the last
lest it be taken much too fast

Then with a smile your soul wisps away
before I can think, what I should say
I carry your wisdom, in my heart
and make life changes, of me a part

Share good knowledge all around
but only that which is most sound
Spread your words to all I can
for I believe that was your plan


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  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Milly... This is beautiful. Although that friend of yours had to leave... He left wisdom with you. This is wonderfully rhymed and flowed like water... A delight and inspiration to read.

  • 6 months ago

    by ddavidd

    My God , such a lovely read!

  • 6 months ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    Sad, beautiful, provocative X

  • 7 months ago

    by Ren

    I am in tears!! This is so incredible and beautifully written...and I am so sorry for your loss! Much love and peace to you!

  • 7 months ago

    by Naughtymouse


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