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When I Wish I Had a Friend - (aka - Ron & Nan duet...)

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Nan
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For those of you who've been asking for a duet from us... and for those of you who haven't.  

Indeed, we CAN meet special people online...



        
When I Wish I Had a Friend
by Ron Carnell & Nancy Ness


I tread through miles of long lost years
Through happenstance of meetings chance,
And wonder why close friends appeared
When most I craved a friendly glance.

     A friend revealed is nere perchance.
     Life’s trek of course Divine impend.
     Designs not met by happenstance;
     Asunder though most days may wend.

My road is long, each step unclear,
From dimmest birth to final ends,
Through laughing voices, fallen tears,
I treasure most my closest friends.

     In heartfelt bond of finest blend
     From miles afar or whether near,
     To cherish ever-dearest friends
     Enduring comfort year to year.

Is life perhaps just length of years,
Assessed from birth to death’s entreat?
Should it be weighed in hopes and fears,
And measured just in metric feet?

     Life’s first to final moments rend
     Comradery to quell our fears.
     Best savor moments we may spend
     As autumn falls and winter nears.

Or is there more to life than that,
Some shining marks along our way?
Of landmarks littered ‘long our path
And memories of where we stay?

     Our paths shine brightly day to day
     Enlightening moments to revere.
     Each touched by friendship’s loving way;
     Sweet memories throughout the years.

I stand on edge of precipice,
Near journey’s final, fateful end,
To look into unknown abyss
And find I yet was blessed by friends.
© Copyright 2004 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-31-2004 07:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Grandmother always said,

"You can't choose your relatives."  

Isn't it wonderful that we can choose our
friends, and keep them ever-more?



How wonderful to see this duet!
LeeJ
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all is not lost, when one meets just one single person who is only interested in friendship...no expectations...and I have, met many here in PIP...a great wealth, as is this exceptional message you've blessed us with today

BRAVO Lady...this was an incredible and passionate write...

Seymour Tabin
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Nan
And you are a dear friend.
PS. A wonderful write.
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Excellent thoughts perfectly penned
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5 posted 08-31-2004 08:03 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

You have both blessed us with a wonderful write. Friends, wether they be on line or in our daily life, are priceless as is this write.  Well done you two, and thank you!
Martie
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Ron and Nan

Indeed, friendship blesses in so many ways.  Thank you for this lovely poem.  It is a great pleasure to to be able to read this duet!
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Sunshine's response reminded me of another saying... friends are family you choose for yourself. *S* And what treasures they are...

This is a beautiful collaboration... irrefutable evidence you both know those blessings first hand! *S*
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To not have and share with friends is a lonely life...

beautifully written~

M
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Ron and Nancy...and how dear that friendship can sometimes be
Me thinks you both blessed
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Nan and Ron~
I believe this is a very, very special piece~
What a treasure trove of loving thoughts~


Friendships woven within a special word-binding endure foreverly~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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I yet was blessed by friends.

right along with Joe Cocker on this one guys . . . . *smile*

this is beautiful - without my friends
I would be . . . well (sane?) ha!
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wow

what a pair you two are!

(and what a place this is )
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Well now, when does the next book get printed again?   I do believe we have our anchor poem now, don't we?  The entire poem was 1st class but two lines jumped out at me personally:

Should it be weighed in hopes and fears,
And measured just in metric feet?


Whew!  Good thing friendship isn't measured that way around here or I would not even be a "smidge" on the ruler of this poetic family.  We do indeed meet wonderful people on the Net that are certainly more than friends that assume a place in our heart lasting a lifetime.   Hey, didn't you meet moi? LOL

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I'm keeping this treasure. It's a rare gift, from two very eloquent, passionate friends.
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Hey, it's good to see you guys writing together. Your styles worked well with each others'. Wise words and good work.

~sky

Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know....
~Good Charlotte

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This is absolutely stunning, thank you Nan and Ron for sharing. It's always a pleasure to read you both.

I'm keeping it.

Maree

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

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This is but one very strong reason why we
call this place "our family of friends."

I and most pleased to call you both,  as well
as many others, my friend.  Ya both dun
good. Yepper...
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Well done both of you. It's nice to finally read a duet from the main-duo around here! Friends are indeed to be cherished!
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Take a bow!

(And yes, Ron, I guess I'll have to cease my shawshank campaign--smile, I was actually going to hunker down into for the winter too.)

Thank you both for sharing the blessing of this friendship with us all.

Ron
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Thanks for the kind words, all!  

Interestingly, my portion of this poem was actually written nearly five years ago, but remained unfinished until Nan decided to pull it together into a "real" poem with her own contributions.

Oh, and Karen? This was posted under Nan's name, lest you would think your evil schemes had born fruit. I can, indeed, be seduced, but I sure wouldn't want you to think it was THAT easy.  
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Why you little tease!



and shaking my head too

(is this guy good or what?)

maybe I should get those provisions for winter afterall!

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Nan and Ron, this is wonderful. It's so great to read you both, but to see a duet is all the more inspiring as the words and sentiments hold such a true meaning in so many facets. What an excellent collaboration ... a lovely read to greet this morning.

Best wishes and big hugs to you both,
/Kit
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It's rare indeed to find someone you can just release with, hide nothing and act in no special way, knowing that person understands you and accepts you completely, just as you are. That's not just a friendship, it's a treasure.

~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>   ~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>  ~~(¸¸ ¸¸ºº>    ~~~(¸¸ER¸¸ºº>
______________Ratleader______________

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Simply wonderful. hugs to you both. Chris

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


— Mihri Hatun, Turkish poet

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