Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Friend Kim

I’d like to take a moment to wish all of my colleagues and friends a very special, prosperous, and happy New Year….  God bless you all and thank you for sharing life with me……    John

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My Friend Kim

Within such beauty I should find,
by corners, depth, and width of mind…

The love we shared, that glorious bind,
so rare to know, this heaven’s kind.

And as I wonder of life’s sublime
and of nature’s boisterous crime

that all should fail in the wisp of time,
a moment, an eon, an erosion of kind….

Even the greatest mountain will frail,
and every comet shall lose its tail…

Time marches, a new crag prevails,
a star explodes, a born comet sails….

And of all the new I embrace by heart,
of the old I linger, reluctant to part

Somewhere between I find my soul,
A child really, spectator of old.

That thing we shared, a moment’s fold,
Nothing more now than a story told.

But beyond nature’s grasp I have found
a lasting truth of the greatest sound:

That every moment captured us,
and within them ……
our spirits shall dance forever.

And I will always smile.



Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

© 2011 John Richter