Sunday, May 6, 2012

Destined for Departure

A personal poem that incorporates lyrics from a song that brings back some memories. Enjoy, comment, go like The Pumpkin Patch on FaceBook.

Atop a car in the middle of a field
Chilly air, cold wind
Reaching for our skin
Five out of five under soft shields
Sharing secrets
Admitting regrets
Discussing hidden hurt unhealed
I’m attempting not to preemptively grieve
But here is truth
From us on the roof
Three out of five are scheduled to leave
Exit state, exit town
No more hanging around
Letting go makes it hard to breathe
“The sun goes down, the stars come out
And all that counts is here and now
My universe will never be the same
I’m glad you came
I’m glad you came”
You entered my world out of the blue
We’re all friends
That’ll never end
Even if its the last time I see you
We had fun
Under a summer sun
We nod farewell, we tearfully do
We’ve made memories that’ll last
Buy coffee, go broke
Learn to smoke
Stare at the moon, laying in grass
Ponder God’s mysteries
Break habitual histories
Lay aside our protective masks
“The sun goes down, the stars come out
And all that counts is here and now
My universe will never be the same
I’m glad you came
I’m glad you came”
This chapter won’t remain
I have to admit
This will hurt quite a bit
But there’s no one to blame
Over separated years
And the falling tears
Because I’m still glad you came

Borrowed lyrics: "Glad You Came" - The Wanted


  1. Profound and beautiful expression of the sadness in your heart to be experiencing such a change in your life with your friends.

    Saying farewell, going separate roads, knowing it'll never be the same - it's hard. You've got wonderful memories to hang onto - cherish your friendships and be intentional in staying connected.

    And then there's the anticipation and wonder of looking forward to new ventures, new experiences, new challenges. Growing into what God has planned for you next.

    I almost felt like I was sitting on the top of the car with you, feeling the cool wind, feeling the anxious sadness of some of the final moments with fabulous friends. memories of my final moments with dear friends flooded my soul. Sadly, several of us aren't connected anymore. Some of us have changed. A few just aren't interested in a continued connection. Some have even "entered into rest." But I've got GREAT memories of good times with them and no one can take that away. From me. From you. From your friends.

    yep, "I'm still glad you came", my dear friends from long ago.

    Tears will fall. But you'll be ok. I don't doubt you're making the most of these moments. Because that's just the kind of guy you are - and that, Josh, is a beautiful thing.


  2. momwithapan- that was an incredible comment.
    sonofapen- that was an incredible poem. and an incredible night.