A Tribute to a Fallen Mate

Yesterday I mentioned that once upon a time I wrote snippets of poetry. That time coincided to when I met the man who would share my life, and some of the snippets I wrote are poignant to me now because they chronicle my first feelings for him. A private man, he would be appalled that I am writing about him, but I didn’t want his life to pass unnoticed by all but me. Though written long ago, this bit still fits him:

you give
(not lightly
the figments of this world
but)
your reality
and your radiance
(your soul)

8 Responses to “A Tribute to a Fallen Mate”

  1. Otherlisa Says:

    That is a beautiful poem, Pat.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. slpmartin Says:

    A very beautiful poem of rememberance Pat…it is always wonderful to know that love in its purest form can exist even when most do not believe so…thanks for sharing thisl

  3. kseverny Says:

    true expression. great poem

  4. Carol J. Garvin Says:

    Sometimes poetry can express emotion in a way prose can’t. I went through a difficult time many years ago and I found my journaling very therapeutic. Most of the entries at that time were poems. This one of yours is both beautiful and meaningful.

  5. knightofswords Says:

    Beautifully said, and saying it here honors his memory.

  6. joylene Says:

    I think where he is now has him feeling much different. He understands why you’re sharing him with us. His life meant a great deal to you. I’m feeling privileged, Pat. Thank you.

  7. L.V. Gaudet Says:

    Very nice poem.

    I’m so sorry. I whish there was something I could do to help.

  8. Pat Bertram Says:

    Thank you for your comments. I am blessed to have such friends as you.


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