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You Are A Friend To Me

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 02-08-2004 06:56 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


I have no words
with strength enough to tell you,
I can not comprehend
the Hell you must go through
everyday
just to get from dawn to dusk;
you may be the bravest man
I have ever seen.

All man,
and part machine
bound to your chair,
running off of batteries,
your body like a knife
whose edge has gone dull,
beyond repair;
your mind still keen to taste
the fruits of life.

We meet
at most a dozen times each year
two old men telling stories
of strife along the trail,
and without fail you have repaired
the gear I'd left last time we met;
your talent is beyond belief
and yet you need help
to smoke your cigarette.

I can't imagine how
you do the work you do for me,
no money buys the pride I see,
the joy shows on your face
shining in your eyes,
I feel it in my heart
as we tell each other lies
about living in the mountains,
hunting for the future
that we'll never see.

          2004 by icebox
© Copyright 2004 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


1 posted 02-08-2004 07:01 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"I feel it in my heart
as we tell each other lies
about living in the mountains,
hunting for the future
that we'll never see."

Once again..you leave me almost speechless.
This man is so fortunate to have you close by.
Excellent write sir.
Hugs~

~ I like not only to be loved,
   but to be told I am loved ~
                
            

Martie
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2 posted 02-08-2004 07:20 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

I hope to not sound trite saying that this touched me, but it did.  To have a friend like this, you must first be one, this I know is true.   *hugs*
Grover
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3 posted 02-08-2004 07:24 PM       View Profile for Grover   Email Grover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Grover's Home Page   View IP for Grover

Extraordinary work. Kudos to you!!! Grover.
Nightshade
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just out of reach


4 posted 02-08-2004 09:23 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Exceptional write. Enjoyed !! Chris

"At one glance
I love you
With a thousand hearts."


Mihri Hatun, Turkish poet



    

A Romantic Heart
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Forever In Your Heart


5 posted 02-08-2004 10:14 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

It is good to see how much your friend means to you, to inspire such caring, kind, and lvoing words.

~ARH
love and hugs

Open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart, let me come in and show you love.....~ARH

JamesMichael
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6 posted 02-09-2004 04:21 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...James
iliana
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7 posted 02-09-2004 10:24 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Icebox, what a portrait you have painted.  I'm hanging it in my vault!
passing shadows
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displaced


8 posted 02-10-2004 03:22 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

and that's what friends are for
ice
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since 05-17-2003
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9 posted 02-10-2004 05:46 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

Excellent portayal of feelings..
"Friend" sometimes seems to weak of a word to describe what we feel for another...but we are bound by language...what you have written here goes over the line of human expression..The words chosen do what good poetry does...They take us beyond the verbal into the bright light of expressed emotion..that grey area that cannot be touched by language..Poetry is the map that  shows us the way
Thank you for taking me there.
________ice
  ><>

James_A_Fraser
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Out Making Anticlines


10 posted 02-10-2004 09:45 AM       View Profile for James_A_Fraser   Email James_A_Fraser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for James_A_Fraser

And with a smile, always a smile, has my friend Mark. Other day I asked him howzit goin -- "Oh, I can't kick..." says he! We both wish he could, and so does everybody who knows him.

Thanks for this, icebox!



~~J

icebox
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in the shadows


11 posted 02-10-2004 10:56 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thank you all for reading this and for sharing your thoughts.  
Martie
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12 posted 01-30-2006 10:55 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

I thought it was time for this one to come back up, don't you?  
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


13 posted 11-11-2007 12:42 AM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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