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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 2000-06-18 08:49 AM

           What is a Friend?

A friend is someone you hold dear:
Someone who is always there, through thick and thin;
Someone who is only a phone call away.

A friend is someone you can always rely on:
Someone who is there to share your thoughts with;
Someone to listen, no matter the subject.

A friend is someone you can feel comfortable with:
Someone you can sit silently beside, without conversation;
Someone you do not need to fill the quiet moments with.

A friend is someone you can trust:
Someone who will guard your deepest secrets;
Someone who will never let you down.

A friend is someone who is not judgmental:
Someone who will gently offer advice and opinions,
Yet, someone who is not overbearing or critical.

A friend is someone who can keep you grounded:
Someone who can help you see through your obstacles;
Someone to shoulder you through life's trials.

A friend is someone who shares unconditionally:
Someone to laugh and to cry with;
Someone to lean on, through both the good and the bad.

A friend is someone you choose wisely,
For a friend is your own mirrored image:
Someone to compliment your own self;
Someone who indicates who you are as a person.

A friend .... is what you are to me.

/Kit McCallum

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 06-18-2000).]

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1 posted 2000-06-18 11:01 AM

Kit~ I like this very much!!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

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2 posted 2000-06-18 11:03 AM

Kit, this is what we all want in a friend! Love the poem. And BTW, I checked out your home page...very good! Enjoyed your graphics too.  
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3 posted 2000-06-18 11:19 AM

I do believe a friend is all of these things!!  A very nice tribute to ~Friends~!!


"Creation of woman from the rib of Man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved." -Unknown

ellie LeJeune
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4 posted 2000-06-18 05:13 PM

Kit; I can tell that to have you as a friend would be heaven, because in this beautiful poem you know how to be a true friend. Ellie
X Angel
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5 posted 2000-06-18 05:22 PM

This was a lovely tribute to those someone special's that make our lives more bearable.
I am atm talking to one right now and getting great business advice (how's that?)


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6 posted 2000-06-18 05:32 PM

Wonderul  Kit  I was hoping you would
submit a poem for the book

This is fantastic and touching ---


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7 posted 2000-06-19 12:07 PM

kit this is so smiley happy day...liked it alot i did
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8 posted 2000-06-19 02:47 AM

Great poem -- almost a love poem, especially the way you end it. (maybe it's a future love poem?   ) Anyway, my favorite stanza by far is the third, when you talk of a friend not needing to fill the quiet in -- beautiful, beautiful line. If this doesn't get in the book, what's the point of printing it?   ii


Sudhir Iyer
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9 posted 2000-06-19 09:33 AM

A friend is
the missing link between existence and being not,
the coolest shade when it is very hot,
the reason for staying alive, in hope,
the person who when you down offers you a rope...

and many many more just like you mention it so beautifully here Kit, really loved this one...

Regards, sudhir

Janet Marie
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10 posted 2000-06-19 04:50 PM

wondeful tribute to friendship KIT
and a perfect selection to express all the
special friendships found in here each day

Kit McCallum
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11 posted 2000-06-19 08:56 PM

~SEA:  Thanks Sea!  I appreciate it so much!
~Poet deVine:  Thank you very much Sharon ... glad you got over to my page (it's been neglected lately, I need more play time!)
~Bridgette: Thanks so much Bridgette!
~Ellie:  If you pop over to the main site, you'll find this one under Friendship Ellie, there's a story that goes along with this one. Thank you for the wonderful comments.
~X Angel: Nothing like a friend who knows business X Angel ... don't know where I'd be without a few of those! Thanks ...
~Netswan: Thank you so much Netswan, I really appreciate it!
~Walt: I like making you smiley-happy Walt! Thanks!
~Mike: Wow Mike, thank you sooooo much! Left me blushing  
~Sudhir: Thank you Sudhir, for the wonderful lyrical reply! Perfectly penned!
~JanetMarie:  You said that beautifully Janet Marie!  So many wonderful people fit this verse! Thank you for the lovely reply!

*Although I hadn't posted this in one of the Open forums, it's been on the Main Passions Site for a long time, so I thought it best to post here. Thanks again,

Much appreciation to all,

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12 posted 2000-06-20 03:40 PM

Kit, if you're this friendly to all your friends, then there must be a long queue to get on your friendship list   I loved it!


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

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13 posted 2000-06-20 07:25 PM

Wonderful choice !
Friends do deeds beyond measure
in the heart of a friend.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Kit McCallum
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14 posted 2000-06-21 10:01 PM

~Eric: Thank you Eric! (the list is probably pretty average  
~Marge: Friends do indeed do deeds ... thanks for the lovely reply Marge!

Much appreciation,

Danny Holloway
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15 posted 2000-07-05 12:55 PM

Would any poetry book be complete without a poem on something so important as friendship.
I feel this would be an excellent contribution.
Believe I'll send this back to the top.  It reminds us all about what the true meaning of friendshiop is.  Nice writing!

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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16 posted 2000-07-14 11:39 PM

Kit - How beautifully you describe what friendship should be.  This is simply wonderful.  Bonnie
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17 posted 2000-07-15 08:06 AM

very nice poetry.  Wonderfully expressed.
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18 posted 2000-08-06 09:01 PM

Very lovely, indeed!


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