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suthern
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0 posted 05-03-2000 05:41 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

In my daydreams, we're walking side by side
Strolling along the shore
Gossiping about the tide
Basking in pleasant, treasured company
No rules or regulations
Unworried and carefree.
But life is not that simple nor that kind.
You are not my playmate;
Just the best friend I could find.
When I need you, I always hear your voice
Nudging away my fears,
Helping me make the right choice.
You know the things of which I'm most ashamed,
But you love me anyway
Without assigning blame.
You inspire with your courage and bright smile,
But sometimes make me useful
And lean on me a while.
You've made me better than I would have been.
"Goodbye" is not an option -
You're my forever friend.

© Copyright 2000 suthern - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 05-03-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ah! You have written the best 'friend' poem ever...I believe once someone becomes my friend, they are stuck with me for life!! LOL This is a wonderful tribute to your best friend...I hope he appreciates you!  
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 05-03-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Suthern~
Lady, this is an absolutely awesome poem with so much depth and feeling.
That's just exactly what friendship is all about ...

It's just so simple ...
what we give a friend
we give ourselves.

Love and great big bear hugs
for this beauty!
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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3 posted 05-03-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I, too, know the thing of which you're most ashamed...that of picking on poor, sweet Balladeer. that's ok, suthern girl. I love ya and I'm sure you'll never suffer from a toe amputation, either. Love the poem......
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4 posted 05-03-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

I enjoyed your poem.  I like your choice of words:  strolling, gossiping, basking, etc.
Corinne
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5 posted 05-04-2000 12:37 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

what a lovely tribute to your friend, suthern.

Corinne
suthern
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6 posted 05-04-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

PDV: Thank you so much!!! Such praise from you means so much to me! *S*

Marge: And like PDV said... once I give myself, the poor soul is stuck with me! LOL. Thank you!

Now Deer: Why would I be ashamed of harassing you? LOL I realize I could do it better, but my lack gives me incentive, not shame! LOL. Thanks...

Pen: Thank you! (I also lollygag a lot! LOL)

Corinne: Thank you very much!

Yanno, I posted this yesterday afternoon... and couldn't have imagined what events the evening would bring. A train derailed a few blocks from my home and is spilling hazardous chemicals... so I was part of a mandatory evacuation. Fortunately, I had a place to go other than a shelter... but as I was driving to my sister's, I realized I didn't even have a toothbrush... I'd used my few minutes the police gave me to get out playing cat rodeo. All utilities are off in that area and I don't know when I'll get to go home... so if I don't respond for a while, it's lack of computer, not rudeness. *S*

Especially lately, I've been guilty of despairing over what I don't have... but when you have just a moment to decide what's important to you, it's inevitably lives that matter and friendships that sustain. I am so very grateful for friendships that make me a wealthy woman in the only way that really counts.
WhtDove
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7 posted 05-04-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Suthern this is deeply touching! You have described a most wonderful friendship  

You both have a heart of gold, and I know it will be a frienship that holds like glue.

My dear, sometimes it takes us something like that train to make us realize what we do have and what's important. Thanks for pointing that out, as for me I can say I was doing the same, and I don't want a tragedy to make me realize I should be counting what I have, and not what I don't!

Bless ya Hon! BIG HUGS
Corazon
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8 posted 05-04-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is incredible girl...2 hearts of gold melded into one friendship...and you got it perfect with this one  
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Anyone that knows your friendship, would ALWAYS want to walk by your side for a lifetime of caring and sharing ....
This is  beautiful , Suthern
Martie
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10 posted 05-04-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is so touching and sweet Suthern...You will be in my thoughts but it sounds like your attitude will get you through this inconvenience. Hugs!
RainbowGirl
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11 posted 05-04-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

"it's inevitably lives that matter and friendships that sustain. I am so very grateful for friendships that make me a wealthy woman in the only way that really counts."

So true my friend, so true..

HUSG
JamesMichael
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12 posted 05-04-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

You have described friendship so well...reminds me of the James Taylor song...Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you gotta do is call...and I'll be there...you got a friend.    James
 
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