Tuesday, September 17, 2013

For a Good Friend ~

How nice to sit with you 
over a cup of coffee
and not have to say anything

How good that you 
do not try to entertain me
or pass the quiet time 
by a lot of chatter 

How restful that
you do not care 
what the neighbors are doing
nor would you tell me 
if they did hold your interest briefly 

Even if I might be annoyed with you
you never hold a grudge 
but only look 
to our resumed friendship 
waiting patiently for me
to make a move 
to show I'm feeling better 

I appreciate 
your lack of criticism 
and your apparent forgetfulness 
when I have forgotten 
to show you my love

I too will try 
to be more patient 
when you prefer to ---


dig in the flowers
chase the squirrels
or bark at the neighbor's cat! 


  1. smiles...whole lot of grace in that relationship...and how cool not to have expectations like entertaining...and just being with...

  2. Yes, his name is Willie and he calls every other week. We've known each other 48 years and you've just inspired me to drive 100 miles and take him out to lunch. Thank you.

  3. This is beautiful. And that's a very special friendship.

  4. Olá,
    Relação que sabe fugir á rotina, viver assim é ser criativo.


  5. So lovely. I was caught out by the last line and then had to reread it. Truly only a dog can give such friendship.

  6. I have a wonderful little friend,and just as in your beautiful poem my Sadie is much more patient with me, than I am with her.

  7. wow I don't have many friends, mainly because I'm a loner but those that I do have...for life, beautiful writing angel

  8. This is how EVERY friendship should be!
    Such a beautiful, heart-warming poem, Margie.
    I love it xxx

  9. Beautiful - what a friend that would be - .....wait a minute - i had a friend like that but she passed away a few years ago.

  10. there are no words to better describe true friendship.
    Love Gail

  11. Oh, Margie - I was just yearning for a true friend like the one you describe. May I borrow you dog?

  12. Margie-Good Morning from Arizona! This is a wonderful poem to read aloud. I enjoyed it immensely! :)

  13. What a wonderful poem! Our four legged friends are so dear...

  14. They are always near us, they comfort us, they love us unconditionally and they are silent and so understanding. They are true friends!

    Margie, first I thought that you wrote about a very special friend but then I had to returned back and reread again ( English is my second language) and then I read your words and I felt such tenderness and such love to all our four legged friends.

    Beautiful, Margie! So beautiful!

  15. What a special peaceful relationship expressed in a beautiful poem

  16. Beautifully, written.

  17. How wonderful and touching.

  18. Olá,
    Obrigado pela sua simpática visita ao meu blog.


  19. This is true friendship ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  20. Beautiful as ever, even more depth. Thanks for your kind support, the excerpts seem to be working, more orders for my little books. :0)

  21. beautifully written, touching.

  22. Interesting post :) Greetings and welcome to Us Patricia & Daniel

  23. Awwww! Well done! Your dog is lucky to have you xxx

  24. What a delightful story of relationship!

    I used to have that kind of friend. When I moved to an apartment, she had to move elsewhere. I still miss her.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

  25. Thank you all so very much for all the wonderful and kind comments.

    Hope to find time later to reply to each one.
    Life is so busy with my little Rose, just waiting for her daddy to bring her to my house, it was nice not to have to wake up at 5:30 am and get on the highway.
    Oh, the little joy of sleeping in:)

    Wishing all of you a wonderful and joyful day ...


  26. This is so lovely. Immediately I thought of our treasured Shadow who just loves to be with us. At times she drives my hubby crazy, but slowly he is getting to know the joys of being connected with a cat.


Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker