i think of you often

I think of you often

The skills you taught me
The talks we enjoyed
Passion oozed when you spoke of
Tractors and engines
Pride in your grandfathers twinkled your eyes

I never thought I’d
Grease a nipple or lubricate a shaft
(the giggles we shared!)
Let alone sharpen a chainsaw
Winter, I no longer fear

You were a gentleman
A shoulder I leant on
In return you wept upon me
The truth, the blinkers you wear
The deep longing …

I think of you often
And hope you have severed the chain
Tasted the freedom
That your dreams are sweet and kind
Just like you, my friend

ยฉ Niki Palmer-Speechly 2016

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “i think of you often

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s