Poetry by Jeff Green

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Goodbye to those we’ve lost.

by cricketjeff on March 24, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

It isn’t only words, it’s poetry,
It’s hearts that meet and attitudes that change.
It’s lives that cross while futures rearrange,
It’s finding you’ve the chance, at last, to be.
I’ve made some friends since coming to AP
But others here found more to interchange.
The quality of writing isn’t strange,
It sometimes leads to conjugality.

Their styles were matched, each judged the other best,
And never gave a prize that’s undeserved.
They gave their time to educate the rest
But kindness shown is often badly served.
Our friends are gone, chased out by jealous fools
Who think that writing well’s against the rules.