Sunday, September 08, 2013

Our Kingdom ~

it was just us in our kingdom 
a simple courtyard of cool green grass
encircled by cream colored concrete that was 
toasted warm in the afternoon sun
and chilled in the pale indigo evenings ...

in our kingdom 
we were superheroes with beach-
towel capes and pine cone grenades ...
we were princesses with clover crowns 
and 25¢ lip gloss 
sometimes we would sit barefoot in the dewy 
summer grass and watch with popsicles bleeding 
their sugary nectar over our scraped 
knuckles as shades of evening rolled over 
the oranges ... yellows ... and purples of a fading 
sunset 
we were all alone then:
my friend and I ... all alone in our own 
kingdom ~ 
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this is dedicated to my childhood friend Monica
who died at the tender age of 14
she drowned as her dad tried to rescue her from an undercurrent
it was one of the saddest days of my life!
dear friend, I wish you were still here but 
you are never far from my thoughts and missed always

25 comments:

  1. There are people who, though they might only touch our lives briefly, have an impact that lasts our lifetime.

    Beautiful tribute to your friend, Margie. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  2. oh how sad she was taken so young...i am sorry for that, though i am thankful for the time you had together which spurred this wonderful tribute...

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  3. Oh, that is so tragic! I'm sorry for that. Such a sad time that was for everyone. And her dad must have been shocked and devastated. This is a beautiful tribute to your friend.

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  4. A very moving poem, Margie. Friends influence each other at every age and the world makes less sense without them --but I can't tell where their influence ends.

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  5. I am so sorry on the early passing of Monica and I'm sure she stays in your 'kingdom' heart forever

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  6. oh angel that must have hurt so much, poor little girl, now Iknow someone is looking after you from up there! your poem, though heartbreaking, is sensational

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  7. So lovely...a dedication to a friend that is very touching, beautiful and sad. But it keeps her near your heart and I am sure that she watches over you each day~

    Hugs, Margie~~~

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  8. Your words brought back my own childhood days, Margie. How heartbreaking to lose a special friend. So nice to "meet" you! I hope your stay in Breckenridge is a good one - rain is in the forecast. Bring a light jacket. You may know Breckenridge well, but if you have any questions, contact me by E-mail.

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  9. What a beautiful poem written in memory of your childhood friend. It's an awesome poem and a sad event that you experienced as a friend of hers.

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  10. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  11. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  12. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  13. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  14. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  15. MARGIE - beautiful memories fo a time of innocence and summer joy - glorious when it was and such a sad loss and tragic end. My heart aches.
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  16. Margie, what a beautiful poem, for your special friend! I bet she is smiling ;o) She knows you are thinking of her! Such a tragedy! I hope she didn't suffer! Big Hugs!

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  17. Margie, I'm so very, truly, sorry, to hear what happened to your friend, my dear friend.

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  18. How sad that people die so young. That never should happen. This is a very touching poem and beautiful It awoke my soul and filled me with my own memories.

    Greetings from Kaya.

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  19. Oh how sad...how poignant...how heart-breaking.
    To lose your dear friend so suddenly and at such a tender age must have been devastating.
    I so feel for you.

    But I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to her than this beautiful poem.
    It will live forever in the mind of everyone who reads it, so she will live on too...both there and in your heart. xxx

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  20. I am so sorry. Your poem is so sweet and lovely.

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  21. A beautiful written memory to a dear friend. How sad that she was taken away so young. That must have been very hard for you

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  22. Boa tarde,
    mesmo passado uns bons anos lamento a morte dos seus amigos, admiro o seu sentimento mostrado através da linda homenagem.

    ag

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  23. Such kind comments from all of you kind people.
    I had tears as I read each one.
    Thank you all so very much.

    Monica was a very dear and special friend that I shall never forget.

    Love
    Margie

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bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

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