You’ve Got A Friend In Me

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

A poem written for my friends – I’ll be there for you.

Surrounded by love,
Surrounded by people,
But in her thoughts she’s feeble

She escapes the day,
and drinks at night
She can’t fight the lonely,
so she stays in sight

It’s hard to find hope in others
when they leave with no goodbyes,
no words at all,
just unanswered questions that make her fall

Her tears don’t fall on his shoulders
they fall on mine

She’s strong and pretty,
she knows this is true
One day a man will stay,
and he’ll confide in you

Kristin L. Cook

Ghost of Goodbye by Ford Turrell
(the harmonica solo at this end is righteous)

Life is Simple; Just Add Water

 I love watching my grandma light up when she tells stories about her and my grandpa. She told me about how they rode from Texas to California on a motorcycle and how my grandpa sang at the Lucky Lady in Paskenta, CA in a band called the “Nelson Gold.” So Grandma, I love you and this one’s for you!

It’s nostalgic and sweet,
It twists and it turns, 
it changes,
it stays the same,

and it’s where love grows

It’s where Grandpa takes Grandma,
to write his music,
to play his songs,
and to be by him,
the closest thing to perfect,
that’s ever been

It’s where she sits on the blanket,
by his notebook and pen,
as he sings Willie Nelson’s,
Always on my mind, again

He puts his arms around her,
he holds her close,
her heart flutters,
her stomach turns,
and in that moment,
her love is what he’s earned

She closes her eyes,
and one tear falls,
he’s still with her,
he’s still with us all,

She thinks about him often,
she smiles about their life,
she wonders why he can’t be here,
and how happy she was to be his wife

As she reminisces about him,
she realizes that…

At the river,  memories are made,
and at the river, time fades,
and at the river, old becomes new,
and at the river, is where they say,
I love you

Kristin Cook

gma and gpa