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A Tribute to M
by John Rockie Coppolella

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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To my friend who shared the landscape of his mind and filled me with uncommon wisdom.

A man of anguish I once met,
He regaled me with tales of woe.
I told him of my space and time,
Hours he listened to me drone on.
Twisting, turning and writhing in pain,
His tortured soul screamed for relief.
I told a story of my own dear Saviour,
For a while he seemed to believe.
The music of his heart was greater by far,
Than made with harpsichords and bows.
A full display of netherworlds in song,
While exploding stars crashed below.
I would seek him often during months and years,
When my days turned into my nights.
He granted me audience again and again,
Truly a mad scientist's delight!
A poet, a painter, a dreamer, a fool,
Too good for the likes of this world.
Thinking so often in an abstract way,
Left his mind in a whirl.
When light fades to dark and dreams grow dim,
I think of his wisdom and glow,
It lights up the fringe of my ghostly mind,
With embers of a blackened rainbow.
Copyright 2008. John Rockie Coppolella. All rights reserved.
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Reviewed by 000 000 1/12/2009
One true friend....better than one million pretending ones!
Rockie, just talking can strengthen ones heart
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/12/2009
Causes me to be thankful for all the friends I've had along the way and for all the stepping stones they placed for me so that i could
continue on my path without getting lost.
Thank you for this exquisite poem.
Blessings j'nia
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 1/5/2009
I, like this tribute, express appreciation for you, friend.
I like this tribute, express appreciation for you, friend.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/25/2008

Wise lovely poemization in an expressed vision of a learned soul painted with the colors of the rainbow of wisdom.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tabitha Carter 10/8/2008
Whenever your light starts to flicker, write. The batteries are replaced at the end for another day worth exploring and writing about. Even if the sink floods and the mailman lost your mail and your tire has a are needed, even if its just to complain about your daily news. Not all days are the same....the sink flooded one this day, remember? (metaphorically)
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/3/2008
A great tribute to a great friend Rockie. I believe that life is worth living and therefore the sun shines for me even when the rain is falling. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 9/27/2008
A great tribute. Remember Rockie sometimes you have to laugh at yourself or laugh with others and not be so serious about life. I know dealing with stress each day laughter helps some to relieve it and finding the humor in life is important too. Don't always be too hard on yourself because of your background. You are just as good as all of us are and anyone can tell you that too.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 9/22/2008
Thank you for drawing this picture with words for us of someone who had such meaning in your life. Your rhyming and time is good too.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/20/2008
This is a fine and respectful tribute, Rockie. Thank you for sharing this account of a very special individual. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/19/2008
I kept trying to imagine who this person is...
Excellent tribute, especially the last stanza.
Vivid, striking contrasts.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/19/2008
A true friend is hard to find, it sounds like you found one here. Enjoyed this write, Rockie!

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Charlie 9/17/2008
Hey! I love that imagery in the last lines-- where did that come from? That's awesome, Rockie. --Charlie
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/17/2008
A wonderful, heartfelt triute to one who has meant so much to you in your life, remember him always....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 9/17/2008
Most poets are dreamers, not necessary a painter, and a fool. If he's all of that, it makes him a unique person.

The poorest of men are the ones who don't know how to dream.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/17/2008
A poet, a painter, a dreamer, a fool...
You can't do better than that, Rockie.
Wonderful tribute to your friend.

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