Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

01 November 2006

Stay Awhile

Do you see what I see?

Stay A While

Stay a while my friend
Come sit on the settee
Stay a little longer
and reminisce with me

How long have we known
Our lives linked so strong
Our guessing past lives
Couldn't be so wrong

How deeply do we speak
So naturally words flow
No break but many pauses
Helped our friendship grow

Complements in all
Aspects of our lives
Open and embracing
Empathy still thrives

Understanding rapport
Shared imagination
Sourced in growing years
Sweet liberation

Both viscous and flowing
Events have passed us by
Knowing you are there
Singing lullaby

Even when I don't call
Image of you on phone
Your words and how you speak
Do not leave me alone

We share good humour
Equally dark moods
Bubbled in our world
Seeing that includes

My other conscience
My sparring buddy
My dear confidant
A life long study

Twisting paths entwined
Forever forever
Spirits free across time
Persistent endeavor

So stay awhile my friend
Before further pause
Sit a little longer
Delving in life stores

[Why is 'conscience' against science?]

© Annelisa Christensen 9:53 pm

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At November 02, 2006 12:13 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love this one when I was reading it it mead me smile for the first time today. Thank you for posting this one you have just mead my day.

At November 02, 2006 12:36 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks hope, that means a lot to me. This is the first I've written for a very long time...

At November 02, 2006 1:20 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after reading this one I feel the need to post more of my own tonight you have mead me see with this post that If I don't write I'm not' happy so I am going to keep on writing I have not' really wrote anything new in about a year or so.

At November 02, 2006 2:01 am, Anonymous Brian said...


I understand about the linking bit, all my blogs are for adults although I rarely post something that graphic.

I like the poem. Brings to mind my wife actually.

At November 02, 2006 1:25 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I see a ghost, angel or a fairy!

By further pause, do you mean the final pause when death could part us from each other in a general way?

I often try to connect with olf friends when I think of what may happen to any of us.

At November 02, 2006 6:45 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey hope (I so love that name!) It's encouragement from people such as yourself that have helped me renew my desire to write - only fair that I return the favour! :-)

I'll pop along and see what you've been writing later...

Brian - yes, link might not be appropriate (doesn't mean to say I can't find you though :-))... pretty sure the basic sentiments in the poem might be shared by many. It's the elements of that really close friendship that doesn't happen to often, but hopefully at least once to everyone!

mother of invention - hmmm, that was a bit what I saw when walking in the forest... angel or fairy, I think.

You might have guessed that this poem is about my friend, who is going through treatment for cancer just now. By 'further pause' I meant it was just another break... that death wouldn't seperate us, and we'd somehow meet again some other time, some other place (if you know what I mean) - our friendship's eternal, no boundaries (as I said, I believe a good haunting's in order when I go, but if she goes first, then I expect her to come haunt me :-))

Yes, we tend to let friendships slip too often, don't we. I have a couple I think I should renew!

At November 03, 2006 5:46 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Then it was just as I thought. My friend always says "beore the Big Sleep" but I like pause better.

At November 03, 2006 8:10 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Who knows what that pause will be. One day we'll find out, but only we will know, until it's the next person's turn. I hope, and feel, there is some sort of continuation... we shall see...

At November 04, 2006 4:04 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

oh I really love this one........reminds me how blessed I am to have my best friend.....the one who 'knows' me like no other......really lovely, annelisa.......and a good reminder that sentiment is alive and well in the world of words....!


At November 04, 2006 6:23 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

red-dirt-girl: So, you won't tighten up your poetry, until all the sentiment is gone? I guess we need both - poetry for the head, and poetry for the heart (though the combination is not so easy to achieve) I shall come back and see what you write next!

At November 04, 2006 6:41 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

My friend, Julia, has allowed me to now mention her name (thank goodness - calling her Zena just never seemed right!) We've been friends since the first days of secondary school (11 years old), built camps, holidayed, run a design business together, flat & house shared, and basically done everything together

- we probably know each other better than any of our other family and friends.

I've said to her it's like she's the other half of me, and the other half of her husband - which makes her the whole one! :-)

At November 15, 2006 9:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm...yea hthats how it is with comfortable friendships, fond ones.

At November 16, 2006 1:53 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

yes, special.


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