By the River


By the River


By the River

(To my friend Ingrid)


The times we sat by the river

searching for the warmth of the sun

are forever cherished in my heart.

We are now so far apart:

The water flowing,

And the sky of incandescent blue

became for me a constant reminder of you.

I walk alone

along the sunny path,

filled with thoughts

of those days past.

The boats go by,

the breeze plays with my hair

and I wonder why life takes away

friends for whom we so much care.

I miss your smile, I miss your way.

I hope and pray I’ll see you some day.


Sandra Rodrigues

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jyothi commented on By the River


Your poem remines me my friend,who'd departed few years back.



I hope it's a good memory! :) Thanks for the comment!

earthly commented on By the River


I love rivers-ever flowing-reminders that life goes on....Earthly

bforibus commented on By the River


a beautiful membrance poem. i love the gentle and simple feel of this poem. a cherished memory given without any emotional wall to stop the words. great job on this piece

redbloodink commented on By the River


wow! I have friends that have left my side.... I think that God sends us people for certain reasons unclear to us.... I believe your friend had a great impact on you and you being as a whole.... many blessings....... red



Blessings to you, red! TY!!!!

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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