May Day Memory of A Friend

Beautiful K

Memories galore

of the things I adore

rush into my mind

to remind

me 

to remind 

you

about the things 

that really matter in life

like friendship for example

I see my best friend 

holding on tightly

to her bright pink ribbon 

giggling uncontrollably 

when she notices

I am tangled up in a ribbon 

of  sky blue

I point to her 

and chuckle too

because what she does not 

realize is that she also is 

wrapped inside a cocoon 

We were only eight and a half

free to laugh, 

happy to take turns being so silly.

It was a May day to be exact

when we promised 

to be friends forever

and to never, ever

forget the happy times we shared.

My friend has suffered much 

more than anyone can bear

when we talk 

I make sure she knows that I will always care

but her heart is broken

beyond repair.

So now I hold on to her ribbon

hoping she finds solace somehow and somewhere

and learns to laugh again

I see her in my mind

untangled at the Maypole 

where we once 

danced round and round

as she giggled so care free

I’ve become her memory 

she counts on me

to bring her back 

to that beautiful May day

when she had not one worry in the world

she smiles and grabs my hand real tight

and looks into my eyes

to tell she is alright

and won’t give up the fight. 

Melba Christie

 

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