Friday, April 10, 2009

The Last Friday

April is National Poetry Awareness month, so a poetry group I am a member of is writing a poem a day. The chair of the blog gives us prompts each day and we post our poem for everyone to read and critique. Today's prompt was to write something about Friday. Since this is a very significant day for me, I wrote this poem I'd like to share.

The Last Friday

I last saw her on Good Friday a year ago.
We sat side by side in a church meeting
and she wrote "I love you" in a note just so.
A bond as strong as sisters is what we shared,
always there for each other, showing that we cared.
Jeans and a t-shirt is what she wore.
When we walked outside, she jumped for joy,
shouting, "It's a beautiful day-
I want to go out and play."
That is why I was so blown away
when I learned she killed herself
the very next day.


Jeni said...

OMGoodness Laurie... so sweet, so simple & so full of life this poem was. I could picture Mary in her jeans & t-shirt & literally jumping for joy when she saw it was a beautiful day. she loved life so much. I too am amazed she is gone. It makes me so sad. I know she is in a better place, but i just miss my Mary. Thank you for being there with and for me, sharing in our love for Mary's life.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thank you, too, for being there for me- love you!!