Field of Stones

Your soul is beauty, my friend,

even if I never see you again,


I will carry your memory with

me, and we’ll share time and


fates like it was meant to be.

On a bike, that day, mid-March,


a bird swept your hat, and cold

air stole your breath; upon a


wing, you reeled, and forgot

about her face, and smiled for


the camera, swept inside a sea

of green, then I cried for eras,


of long gone hearts, and suicide

notes drawn up in blood, a


scattered head, lain atop a silken

pillow, and guilt that wins a


writing contest. So even if our math

is bad, I will always see you there,


in the reflections of coffee, soothing

and dark, like that day in March,


a decade long past, and we’ll worry

no more, and I’ll still remain,


always your friend, in the end,

as it was, and the future’s calling,


a heart in a cot, two ways until

relapse, sanctified as past is repose.


For more of my poetry, check out my poetry chapbooks on Amazon.


~ by Shawn M. Young on July 21, 2016.

3 Responses to “Field of Stones”

  1. Would you like to contribute?

    We have 140 contributions to date, and I am trying again to rope in as many contributors to the Poets for Peace challenge (in place until this the end of August). The many voices in response to this have been fantastic, and I’d love you to add yours (again, if applicable) if you can. Feel free to use an existing piece of writing or a new one asking for peace and/or about the troubled times in which we live.

    If you are interested, please leave your poem in the comments section of Neha’s blog and it will be added.

    Thank you –
    Your voice matters.

    ‘We are so grateful to be part of this community where poets and creative minds from around the world stand together uniting for PEACE! This collaboration is open till August 31st and we hope to see more of you join in!’
    – Neha

  2. Powerful and Evocative

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