ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Poem: A Friend Inspired

Updated on February 19, 2016
tsmog profile image

Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them

Tranquil Friend Upon Shore Awaits Strength's Touching Soul


Half Journey until Full

The sea’s quiet stirs welling want of my friend,

Distant shore adrift this craft slumbers sleepless,

Upon stirred waves adrift blinded, bonds empty,

‘Tis amiss night’s darkness betwixt differing moons.

Alas, no longer of presence once was doorway silent,

Heart beckons whilst eyes scratch plummeting rain,

Head upon stern bow barely trembles weeping soul,

‘Tis pale moon’s journey betwixt between midnight.

Hunger thirsts empty of water among stains of wine,

Hollow scroll pen hidden faded dusk shadows dance,

Merry of friend upon painting songs glee now forgotten,

Moon strikes of hour ‘tis fallen depth of mighty hands.

Stretched arms awaken warmth hidden today’s misty fog,

Brine of sea rustles cloaking path closer friend upon shore,

Words upon heaven’s veil cast new songs arouse stares,

Forgotten moon half company half ‘tis luster full of heart.

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

— Carl Sandburg

© 2016 Tim Mitchell


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • tsmog profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hi Peg! Thanks for visiting and commenting. It is appreciated and encouraging too . . .

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Deep and meaningful imagery. Reminded me of being on a tempest-tossed boat at night.

    • tsmog profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Yes Jodah. I ponder us being here in this hour of before dawn ;-) Thank you for seeking this poem adding to our journey. I hope your journey brought light to the inspiration of the other poem we chatted at. Perhaps discovered is the form and format offered there. Do have a most wonderful day as I ponder the Hub you inspired mystically and magically. Thanks!!!

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Tim, I imagine this was the poem you referred to in the other I commented on. I thought I would read this first and then proceed to your most recent. I love the quote by Carl Sandburg: "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance," and feel it suits this poem.

    • tsmog profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Good morning :-) Thank you for the comment it is appreciated. You have inspired me to reread it. thanks!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most lovely and inspirational poetry.

    • tsmog profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you kj force. Nice to see you again. My hope is all goes well with your journey today leading onward. I believe you maybe right "All living things depend on each other for existence". I shall ponder with earnest the wisdom shared. :-)

      I kinda' like that quote too Sannel saying how life feels at times. I know we each have a friend upon a nearby shore as the poem shares. Thank you dearly for visiting and commenting. :-))

      I am happy to see you Eric. Perhaps one of those Sunday sermons added to inspiration for the shared vision. Thank you! :-)

      Hello Frank and good to see you today. Thank you for commenting bringing a smile to me today. :-)

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      Strong grouping of words.. playing dramatically.. loved it

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A wonderful bit of work here. I like it.

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      "Hunger thirsts empty of water among stains of wine" Sounds like a friend I know. ;)

      This is truly a dramatic and impressive poem, Tim! Great write for a dear friend! I hope your friend knows what a great friend it has.


    • kj force profile image


      3 years ago from Florida

      tsmog..very poignant words...if only humans could realize the importance of how life balances are what carries us all to the tomorrows. All living things depend on each other for existence. Beautifully written..thansk for the share..kj


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)