friend

A View Of A Friend

Photo Credit: Steve Veilleux

Photo Credit: Steve Veilleux

 
 A VIEW OF A FRIEND
(a shadorma)

Day of rest.
A time for healing.
My good friend
is the best.
On her couch, I sprawled all day,
THANKS! is what I say!

2014-09-21
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 99 ~ portrait. And, although these are not my own legs, it is what I looked like all day last Friday…thank you, NCDT! ❤

 

Author’s Note:
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Steve Veilleux, for letting me use this photo in my post. To see more of his work, click on the photo.

Don’t Forget Me

Photo Credit: Esa Mela

Photo Credit: Esa Mela

 
DON’T FORGET ME
(a shadorma)

When you’re gone
I will still be here,
waiting for
my next ship
to come in. Steadfast and true,
I will help her, too.

2014-08-21
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 68 ~ Sail. 

 

Author’s Note:
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Esa Mela, for letting me use this photo in my post. Click on the photo to see more of his work.

Eva

"Eva" (Photo Credit: Riku Nurkka)

“Eva” (Photo Credit: Riku Nurkka)

EVA
(a shadorma)

Eyes so green
peering from darkness
watching me
intently.
In quiet observation,
she’s my companion.

2014-07-06
P. Wanken 

 

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 22 ~ Portrait.

 

Author’s Note: 
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Riku Nurkka, for letting me use this photo in my post.

Virtual Transformation

VIRTUAL TRANSFORMATION

insecurity, my gag,
long maintained my silence

beliefs, ideas, thoughts, feelings
explored in solitude

words tentatively typed on a screen
available to all

who will read them?
who will care?

first one, and then another
random comments from far and wide

and then, three months ago, he found me
my big brother, my mentor, my friend

back to the beginning he read them all
not one word did he omit

his words to me
encourage, teach, challenge

confidence grows
silence is shattered

beliefs, ideas, thoughts, feelings
explored in community

2011-06-22
P. Wanken

Written for Three Word Wednesday prompt: gag, maintain, omit; and Poetic Asides prompt to write a poem about a specific moment with a person that I have not seen in over three months. I chose to write about Mike Patrick (author of the blog: The Poet’s Quill). While it’s true that I have not seen Mike in over three months, the real truth is that we’ve never met in person. Though it was another who encouraged me to start writing, and there have been many in the past weeks who have become dear to me and who have played a role in shaping me as a writer, the moment I read Mike’s first comments to me I knew I had found a very special friend—the big brother I never had—and I am truly grateful.

What if I didn’t have Facebook?

What if I didn’t have Facebook?

If I did not have Facebook
I wouldn’t be posting this poem
because I would not have written it
because I would not be writing
because I would not have been inspired to write
because I would not have the friend who encouraged me
who I met on Facebook.

2011-04-07
P. Wanken

written for Poetic Asides prompt: “What if…”
as well as Theme Thursday’s prompt: Face