Together Again

Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

Slowly, step by hesitant step

He was shuffling through

His garden of memories

Now and then stopping to smell

One of the beautiful flowers

Wearing petals of lost times

Wistfully looking up to

The tall trees of past moments

Remembering her by the

Delicately fragrant scents

Seeing her in the beauty

Of the dew dripping leaves

Hearing her sweet voice

In the soft whistling

Of low hanging branches

Feeling her presence when

Brushing past elder bushes

His breath slowed and steadied

With contented mind at ease

He knew he was not alone

She was with him every step

With shiny eyes and a shy smile

He looked up and quietly whispered

“We’ll be together again soon, my Love”


  • Louis Gibbs

    Indeed! All of our loved ones await us. Something I really look forward to, as I'm sure you do too, Fred. A beauty of a poem!

    • FredPeyer

      Thank you so much, Louis. You are right, I do look forward to it, eventually. Want to hang around a little bit longer!
      btw, funny how you, Santita and I all published at 0:00

      • Louis Gibbs

        Yes, that was fun ... great minds?

      • Goldfinch60

        Wonderful loving write Fred, love 'the garden of memories' it brings such a vivid picture into my mind.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks so much for your kind comment, Goldfinch!

        • orchidee

          A fine write Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you for reading and commenting, orchidee! Ever so slowly, we all do get to that point in our lives! :-)

          • Accidental Poet

            Beautiful write Fred. Never thought of the memories as a garden, but I like that. ; )

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks AP, but that is where the imagination comes in! :-)

              • Accidental Poet

                And as we tend our gardens, our memories grow and bloom with contentment. ; )

              • Poetic Dan

                Nicely done! I've been looking up like this for over half my life, and the tingling I may felt thinks you are right. But like you said I'll still stick around for a while ;)

                • FredPeyer

                  Thank you PD. I guess we all look up once in a while, but I think it will be good for both of us to stick around for a long while!

                • WL Schuett

                  Very nice Fred , a wonderful poem lots of garden imagery equating to love . I relate

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks WL, looking at a beautiful garden sometimes does trigger memories.

                  • Diamond

                    A splendiferous writing Fred. This poem slowed down my breathing as I read it, and flowed along with it. Captures bittersweet emotions. Loved it.

                    • FredPeyer

                      Mahalo Diamond, I like the word 'splendiferous'! Glad you liked the poem.

                      • Diamond

                        ha ha....I learnt that word from another writer like you. A pleasure. Namaste!

                      • Santita

                        This is so beautiful, Fred! This garden of memories was so well crafted - I was there in it! Wonderful imagery & emotion! Really enjoyed the ending :). Favorited!

                        • FredPeyer

                          Mahalo Santi, am happy you liked it and thanks for making it a favorite.

                        • MendedFences27

                          Missing someone who has been lost, and you've captured it exquisitely, finding remembrances in things they favored and in your daily life, and still holding on gently to the hope of tomorrows together. A lovely poem and tribute, really, to the love you once had and still have for each other. Beautiful poem. - Phil A.

                          • FredPeyer

                            Thanks so much, Phil, for reading and your kind and thoughtful comment!

                          • tepo

                            feels like you are already together
                            beautiful Fred

                            • FredPeyer

                              Thanks, tepo, I am glad you got that feeling of togetherness since I wanted that to show through.

                            • Tony36

                              Great writen

                              • FredPeyer

                                Thanks so much, Tony, for reading and commenting.

                                • Tony36


                                • Christina S

                                  Beautiful poem! Loved it all the way through. I'll stick around a bit longer but the ending was wonderful!

                                  • FredPeyer

                                    Thank you Christina! Yes, I want you to stick around a lot longer, as will I. I am sure we both have many more poems somewhere inside that need to get out.

                                  • Lawless

                                    Lovely, descriptive poem. I enjoyed the fact it didn't make me sad about his predicament. It made me hopeful that he would see his love again, past his garden of memories.


                                    • FredPeyer

                                      Thank you James, I don't think we have to be sad since I do believe that we will all meet again some time, if not in body, then in spirit. But hey, that is my belief, and I do not expect everybody else to have the same belief.

                                      • Lawless

                                        I do share that belief. My poem the other day was my idea of an experiment in music. It was lame.


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