Tears And Tipped Glasses

The first line was all I could bare 

Almost instantly I was out of body

As if my every muscle had been extracted upon God’s direct orders

And with that

My universe is spinning into a state of no repair


I crumble

My trembling hands, like hopeless levees

Overrun by the cascade of rains now flooding my world

My nose running a river wild

My uncontrollable sobs, again and again

I’m seeing my dearly departed friend

And his wide smile spread like tracks across Heaven’s den


I can hear his voice so clear

Like a relentless auctioneer

Annoyed with all the blether

Telling me to accept this for what it is and pull myself together

Going once… going twice

I’m slowly getting better

But it’s just too soon to have to say goodbye forever


They’re going to love you up high

I can see you laughing

As you dance aboard that soul train in the sky

With that toothy smile as you wave goodbye

Entertaining all those free spirits enjoying that final ride

The way only you could do it

Few others would rarely have a say

And maybe now that’s why you’re gone today

But the friend I knew would have it no other way

And like it was then

Even now that’s still okay

Because in this life there are few who are true blue

And that my friend was always you


And so you can finally fly free

As I am now off my knees

I’ll be here

We’ll be here

Doing what we do in times like these

Telling old stories and breaking bread for our fallen brethren

Don’t worry my friend, we’ll pull ourselves together

Just tell my Nana I miss her once your train arrives in Heaven


And they’ll be a reunion one day for us all

But tonight we hold our masses

Here’s to you, a friend for life 

For you my tears and tipped glasses


Copyright © 2014 by Daryl R. Gaines. All rights reserved










Author's Notes/Comments: 

For you Seth...rest peacefully. Gone to soon

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willow's picture

T.T Rest in peace Seth.. i

T.T Rest in peace Seth.. i can see by this poem that you were certainly much loved!

It's a beautiful homage to him!!!! I only wish I'll find a friend who'll miss me the way you miss Seth when I'm gone...


nightlight1220's picture

Wow... excellent. I really

Wow... excellent. I really felt it.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


Mira's picture


I exceedingly enjoyed this poem. Keep it up!

I'm so sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.