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The Friend I want to be. . . .

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I can remember when I was growing up I would hear my grandparents and Mom Dad longing for the good ole days! I promised that in those days that I would always be up to date and never look back! HA. . . .HA!

Back in the 70's and 80's I used to write poetry and even paint on canvass. It was like the work was fresh and we used elements like sand to make the impressionable art seem pure! I had a problem with poetry though as I loved to write in Iambic pentameter which became an old style. While I could put impressions on canvass, I did not have the same gift with poetry as without the rhyme and rhythum I no longer had any thing to say. Eventually art styles also changed and it seemed that I started to let things slip by as I morphed into a technical grantwriter during the 80's. Sometimes though I now really long for the 'Good Ole Days”!

I have never let my my love of words and thoughts go by the wayside, however. Now my morning routine involves not writing but finding the positive and I look to the words and wisdom of others to say what I feel. It probably goes without saying, I receive a lot of poetry in my morning email. This morning was no exception. One of the websites that I visit routinely is Here I have always found words that mix with my daily emotions so this morning I clicked on “friendship inspiration”. I was pointed to this link by my many positive friends on Spark People and I was in the “mood” for friendship. I was lucky too as this morning, I found some really good ones on the type of friend that I want to be for you. This blog is my friendship commitment to you.


I believe in what you think,
There's no need to see a shrink. 
We're all trying to find our way, 
Don't you worry, it's Okay.
Years ago, they told us to dream,
Nothing wrong, if you wish to scream. 
You always wanted to be a dancer, 
I just don't have the answer.
Your unique mind, I do understand, 
Next to you, here I stand. 
We'll deal with whatever happens next,
Even if it's real perplex.


Your amazing strength comes from deep inside, 
How you do it, you should write a guide. 
Your words and actions always inspire, 
The way you do it, I truly admire.
When I look at you, I'm very proud, 
Not afraid to proclaim aloud. 
Every challenge that you face, 
You manage it, with so much grace.
This strength of yours often amazes, 
You deserve more than just praises. 
With all you do, I hope you get rest, 
The rest of us, are profoundly blessed.


I support you one hundred percent, 
One-hundred and ten, is what I actually meant. 
I'm here for you, whenever you need, 
Your expectations I hope to exceed.
Tomorrow is something, together we'll deal, 
If pain follows us, together we'll heal. 
The actual process may be quite slow, 
Through this journey, together we'll grow.
In the end, the challenges we face, 
We won't run away, instead we shall chase. 
Whatever happens, I know you will win, 
To the blue sky, point your proud chin.

Thanks for being my friend, my strength and just being there!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOLABLACK69 2/26/2013 7:15AM

    Beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 2/24/2013 5:08AM

  beutiful poem great that managed to meet you thanks for your great blogs

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SNUZSUZ 2/23/2013 5:20PM

    another great blog!

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VTORIA3 2/23/2013 9:58AM

    What a beautiful blog. I especially like, "Strength."

How wonderful it must be to be able to express oneself in poetry or with a paintbrush. My mom was an artist (oil, watercolor), my dad, a musician; my brother wrote poetry and was also a musician. All are now deceased and have left work behind to cherish, in addition to the wonderful memories we all shared.

Life has some wonderful little surprises waiting for us. Connecting with you today, re-awakened my spiritual connection to my loved ones. I was not expecting that, given my attention to my physical self as I recover from the flu. So unexpected, so lovely, so nice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 2/23/2013 9:25AM

    We are on a bath all different not the same Put in the end With God we get were we are saved Life is Good then not so Good Troubles and joy Is our life Thank you God That you are there Our faith our love Do not dispare For God is hear

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/23/2013 9:14AM

    How BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you SO much for sharing. emoticon I hope you still continue to paint as well. That's one hobby I hope to start after I move and I am done with all this stress (plus I will have more money to do it). Thanks again. emoticon Chelsea

P.S. It takes a friend to have a friend so thank you for that too.

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PATRICIA441 2/23/2013 8:56AM

    You are truly amazing my friend. I so look forward to your blogs. They are always uplifting and food for thought! You are the emoticon !!! Pat

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ELRIDDICK 2/23/2013 8:25AM

  Thanks for sharing

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