Denis Joe

i hear the chime of the poem's voice
and in the notes you write
a guy who hungers for truth and tells it too
who understands that pain is the face

by Mike Finley Click to read full poem

Comments (9)

What can I say? Empathy and love beauitfully expressed. Thank you Mike...
This tribute says so much, with such humility and sensitivity. Thank you for expressing emotions that those of us who lack your facility, share in abundance. And bless you dear Denis Joe. love, Alison
Wow! Mike, this is a masterpiece! I love how you managed to get such a personal message to Denis yet you did it will such beautiful and vivid images that it relates to so many.....truly a wonderful poem. Sincerely, Mary
We shall all await his return with hope in our hearts.
Mike, as one voice, we are telling you that this is perfect, from the heart, with love, for our fallen brother. Denis Joe. We long for his safe return from that terrible dark place his soul is resting right now. Scarlett
MIKE... AN INTESELY MOVING OFFERAGE OF SUPPORT, AND PURE FRIENDSHIP FOR SOMEONE (after ingesting your words wrapped so endearly in imagery) , THAT I 'D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW, MYSELF. HEARTFEALT PIECE TO REFLECT UPON...MY PRAYERS TO YOUR FRIEND. ~F.J.R.~
COMMENT BY SUSAN-JANE GOLDNER: 'in just the way we need a poem that lives in the blood healing and grace to Denis'.
COMMENT BY TAI CHI ITALY: 'Mike, every word of this lovely tribute to a very brave man, friend and poet Denis Joe is true. We must take more care of each other in future and I am sure Denis will feel our strength in unison to get over this boulder that has confronted his life, coming his way as I write. A fine piece of writing, and a fitting tribute to the strength of human resolve we find in our hour of need.10 from Tai, very shocked and very tired but never giving up hope for his and all of our better times ahead.'
Mike this is truly a deep and thoughtful poem. Each word treads in much compassion and sincere empathy. Very moving, and I'm sure he will appreciate it when he is well. Ang. :)