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Hush now, old friend,
I go around the river bend
where you cannot follow
yet.

Do not despair!
when you find me there
we'll drink sweet wines
and talk of distant times
and rest,
but not for long.
The people in white
will bring us new clothes,
a new skin, to wear when
we go around the next river bend.

Come now, old friend,
there are many walks to walk,
talks to talk before I go
around the river bend
where you cannot follow
yet.

When you find me there
we will walk again and
talk again and rest,
but not for long.
Soon the currents will whisk
away our legs, our voices,
and give them to us new.

There now, old friend,
sit with me a while before
I go around the river bend
where you cannot follow
yet.

I will cast off soon.
Take my hand
and hold it tight, and
remember what I have said.
This is not the end.
You'll see me again,
when you find me there, my friend.
Just a little something that came floating into my head this morning, over tea. I figured it was worth writing down!

Tell me what you think! I love constructive feedback!
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nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If the people in white are psychiatrists, this makes lots of sense in the context of an institutionalized schizophrenic. If they are pediatricians I can see a child speaking to someone. If the people in white are MDs then I see a woman/man speaking to someone/thing. If the people in white are angels in the traditional sense then I still see a woman/man speaking to someone/thing. I hope I have not offended you as its very likely you have lost someone very close to you recently. Your poem projects an image of an Idyllic scene of a significant other or family member speaking to a suicidal and/or person in despair. I like it. It gave me peace.
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