Friendship Day – Poem I miss my friend

As I listened to Simon Sinek how through the pandemic he and his friends would call just to say how are you?

The importance of a friend who you can cry with if necessary when things are tough.

How each person will react differently to trauma and never realise that they have feelings of depression until the feelings take over, finding it difficult to sleep or even find the motivation to get out of bed.

How even in a world connected through the internet, social media, the power of voice and touch, the human connection is still vital to help each person rise from whatever challenge they may be facing.

I miss my friend by Parker

I miss my friend,

The one who would listen,

The one who would comfort my Soul.

The one who would just love me unconditionally,

The one who held my hand through darkness,

A cave so dark and lonely.

The one who would give me a tissue,

To wipe away the tears.

The one who was thoughtful and understanding,

The one who would analyse my thoughts,

The one who cared.

Now there is silence,

The phone doesn’t ring anymore,

The messages are no longer received or reciprocated.

Left are just the memories,

Like a cloud that floats away,

When the sun shines,

Bringing us a sense of warmth,

A feeling of optimism,

When the memories of their words,

Echo in the silence of the winds,

Yes you can,

Rise and shine,

My Sunshine,

I miss my friend.

Published by Luisa Natasha Parker

"Our story does not define us but our actions will.” When faced with difficult choices in Life, some of our beliefs, self-sabotaging ideas we have about ourselves and others in our relationships will challenge us to take charge. Some will rise and take charge, whilst others will need a helping hand with The Power of Words Collection in english and spanish. Women in Poetry celebrates the voice of women, in recognition of their tremendous influence and impact in poetry, and showcases their inspirational words, stories and poems for the world to read. - 14th December 2018. Join the Conversation Every Friday on the 5 Minute Podcast - Parker The Poet in Kent Other links

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