For Claire

June 11, 2009
By Eva Neligh SILVER, Lakewood, Colorado
Eva Neligh SILVER, Lakewood, Colorado
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A stormy day I see again,
With faded dreams and hope -
And as I clutch her soggy main
My eyes strain and grope.
Tears streak through her hair
Never left to dry,
And now we find ourselves in a snare
Of cruel comments and lies.

Yet we are here together now
Unable to escape
We don't know why or how,
But we know we've made mistakes.
So here I am sopping wet,
And now I feel so cold,
I know we are in a strangling net
And our futures await to unfold.
We know we must forgive
Our marked and troubled past,
But we must happily live,
And our friendship will always last.

The author's comments:
This was for Claire, when our words meshed with unfortune, and conflicts arose as our friendship eroded. But through our thoughts and feelings, our bonds grew again to hold strong over the years.

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