Whenever I Love

White Dove Flying

White Dove Flying (Photo credit: knowhimonline)

He said that the walnuts
Looked like a brain
Defiant, built sand castles
Out in the rain
Divined all the mysteries
I couldn’t explain
But unlike that last winter
He won’t come again

He seemed like a man
But was only a child
My friend of lost youth
So brilliant and wild
And we dreamed of the roads
And the mountains we’d climb
Before sad sickness took him
And left me behind

He said that the clouds
Were angels in disguise
He made each day a wonder
A precious surprise
But I saw the light dimming
In his kindly brown eyes
And his efforts were slipping
However he tried

I miss my old friend
A true gift from above
He made the fantastical
Just what he could prove
But I see him still winging
In the flight of a dove
And I hear his sweet singing
Whenever I love

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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19 Responses to Whenever I Love

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Lovely!

  2. Whenever I love is beautiful. Your sharing your love for you lost friend is very touching! Be Blessed! 🙂

  3. tpolen says:

    Sad and beautiful.

  4. Brian Hughes says:

    Walnuts do have a certain brainy appearance…and they’re about the same size as my cats’ brains as well.

  5. Your words and the accompanying image – both warming. Thanks!

  6. So touching and beautiful

  7. Brenda says:

    So sad and beautiful. Such a privilege to hear the song of another…

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