Writing Prompt #177 “Collage 29” – For My Best Friend…


My friend Benny takes me flying.

From inside the bean-bag we are away

Across the rooftops, over the mountains

Down valleys where dinosaurs

Roam beneath ancient skies

And trees like the prehistoric Wollemei

Once thought extinct

Flourish protected by the secret of location. *

Along deserted coastlines

We weave in and out of the dancing penguins

Marvel at the sight of windblown fences

Thinking of nature and how it heals

Brings us closer, creates a perspective

We can only benefit from.

Benny tells me he is unwell,

That he doesn’t want go away,

We stop and make lasting handprints

A memory that will always be

On rocks that unlike us have survived forever.

Benny is wise I know he is

He’s my best friend,

He says he will always be here for me

And I know he will

Best friends are trusted aren’t they.

* The Wollemei Pine was once thought to be extinct for some two thousand years until discovered in a remote valley in New South Wales Australia. I stood beside one once and couldn’t help but be humbled by its ability to survive and its innate beauty. Now days there is a concerted action to grow the tree and encourage its survival. The exact location of the original trees remains a guarded secret….




Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/writing-prompt-177-collage-29/

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13 Responses to Writing Prompt #177 “Collage 29” – For My Best Friend…

  1. enjoy your trip with your best friend, Michael 🙂 well done!

  2. kim881 says:

    I really enjoyed this poem, Michael. It’s childlike and joyful, and it’s cheered me up this Sunday morning!

  3. What a beautiful piece, friendship is priceless

  4. Yes best friends/mates can be trusted. It’s such a pretty pine too.

  5. You had me at “dancing penguins”. 🙂 Like the picture of the tree.

  6. mandibelle16 says:

    I enjoyed how you described this collage. A children’s adventure everywhere and anywhere, Beny and his friend. Neat about the plant/tree still being alive. Glad it did not go extinct!

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