Poem: My Dear Friend

Do not imagine weeks go by
that I don’t think of you.
Not constantly, of course, for I
am occupied it’s true
with matters consequential.

But now and then while waiting in
life’s sterile anteroom,
your memory causes me to grin
like some circus buffoon
with secrets confidential.

I told you that it did not seem
that we once more should meet.
But every now and then I dream
I see you on the street
and deem it most essential.


For Dr. Jacqueline Gillis of Basel, Switzerland, my dearest childhood friend.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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