“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” – Don Henley
“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.” – James Dean
“Poetry is not only dream and vision, it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across out fears of what has never been before.” – Audre Lorde
“I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” – Michael Jordan
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – repeat
*Today has been eleven years since my Mom died and I still miss her like crazy. This is just one example of “repeat” for things she would do with me. I really miss those games. We would listen to music and laugh… good memories I hope I will never lose.
As I write this tonight, I think back on all you did for me. How you were there at the right time and place to help me deal with a great loss. How you guided my footsteps through pain and sorrow. Now eleven years have passed, and you are no longer nearby. Vanished from my life for reasons unknown. I grieve your loss as much as the other. I did and still do care about you. Hope you are feeling fine. I hope all those dreams you once shared with me have come true for you. Above all I hope you have found that illusive happiness you never were able to grasp.
I will not lament the days we have lost. I will instead treasure the times that we had. I would raise a glass in your honor, but alcohol brough me to that dark place I was when I met you. Although there are still some lose ends in that story, I figure you have forgotten what we shared. There were not many minutes, only a handful of moments of help. But enough to forever grant you a place in my heart.
I remember you fondly, I just hope you remember me.
Always a friend on your side,
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lament