Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Friendship ~

I see you
though years have passed 
there's just a smile 
between the days 
I hear the words 
that touch the soul 
before the sound ~

If I should call 
I know you'd come 
although "I need you"
wasn't said 
there are no trumpeters
who walk before a friend ~

A life is full 
of many rooms 
with doors that swing 
both to and fro 
a friend can open up 
the locks 
without a key ~
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I have known my friend Melissa (pictured with me here)
since 1991, we both moved to Colorado the same year.
We became instant friends.
I miss seeing her as much as I used to when we lived 
in the same city but she's not too far to visit 
and I know our friendship is for always!
It is truly a blessing to be friends with Melissa.

(photo was taken in Moab, Utah, Arches National Park  
we shared a vacation there in 2011) 

52 comments:

  1. Hi Margie,
    Great photo of you both. Real friendships don't come around too often, but the friends that remain are the special people who continue to touch our lives.
    Beautiful poem!
    Have a nice day

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    1. Lydia, Melissa and I are friends for life!
      Thanks for the kind words.
      Always appreciated :)

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  2. HI MARGIE- true friendship is a blessing. I have lost a few over the years and I miss them so much. Hang on to Melissa in whatever way you can.
    Love Gail
    peace...

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    1. Gail, I am hanging on to Melissa for life as she is truly a treasure!
      Thanks for your visit.
      Love and peace to you.

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  3. so cool to have such friends....they so enrich our lives....to have that one you can always call on is such a comfort as well....big smiles...

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    1. Brian, having Melissa as my friend is such a comfort and a blessing.
      Smiles

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  4. Lovely...both your words and your photo...you write so beautifully~~~

    Smiles and Hugs~~~

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    1. Jan, thanks so much for the kind words.

      Smiles and hugs to you.

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  5. It is the same with my friend Viv, instant friendship from the moment we met and my family had just moved to NH. She now lives about an hour north, but we talk on the phone once a week and email all the time. When I'm really sick, she finds ways to help my family and me. I'm so glad you have such a dear friend too.

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    1. Laura, you are blessed to have such a good friend, just like I am blessed with Melissa.
      I am happy for you :)

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  6. Margie, I think you have so many friends and you remember the time spent with them. That is so precious.

    This poem brought memories to me. I had three dear girl friends when I was living in my native country. They were so dear, they gave me great advice and their support. I miss them very much.

    You are a beautiful poet and a beautiful woman, Margie!

    This poem is tender and touching!

    Warm hugs from Kaya.

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    1. Kaya,
      You are so kind.
      You always make me feel special, thank you!

      I have had and do have a lot of friends and each one is a treasure to me.
      Some friends live faraway and I miss then but keep in touch via phone calls .
      I talk to Melissa often on the phone.
      I know how you must miss those dear friends from your native country.

      Happy day to you Kaya
      Warm hugs and smiles

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  7. Wonderful post, and such a great photo of the two of you. Good friends stay close no matter the distance.

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    1. Martha, thanks so much for the kind words.
      And you are so right about "Good friends" stating close no matter the distance .
      x

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  8. What a wonderful poem! Good friends are so important to cherish.

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    1. Lisa, many thanks for the visit and kind words.
      Always so nice to have you visit.
      x

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  9. I love your poem. You have a real gift for poetry. I also love these kinds of friends. xx

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    1. Joyful, thanks very much for the lovely comment.
      xx

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  10. There's something strangely and solidly reassuring about seeing true friends in such impossible surroundings.

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    1. Geo, Melissa and I are the "truest" of friends.
      Thank you.

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  11. so many people love you angel, there's a reason for that, she loves too and I'm so glad...there aren't enough love in the world, you create so much x

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    1. Lorraine,
      To be loved by another is a blessing that I do not take for granted.
      Thanks so much for the kind words .
      xx

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  12. Beautiful lines on friendship Margie. My favorite is the last stanza- life is full of rooms with doors that can open or shut, so very true. A true friend is someone who doesn't need that key.
    Hugs
    Susan

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    1. Susan,
      I so enjoy your visits!
      And I appreciate the kind words.
      Thank you dear.

      Hugs

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  13. Olá, na vida sem esperarmos acontece muitas surpresas que entram e saem pelas portas, parabéns pela foto de amizade.

    Abraço

    ag

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  14. I met my best friend in 1991, too - she and I both lived in Breckenridge, but she now lives in AZ. What you say about a special friend rings true. We are always there for each other.

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    1. Barb, good friends,real friends are always there for one another.
      So glad you are blessed like I am .

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  15. Isn't this just precious? I love this photo! I am so happy for you and for Melissa. And I have never been to Utah, but this formation reminds me of Window Rock in Arizona.

    These are the friendships we cherish. They know us so well. Thank you for sharing this with all of us!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      Thank you.
      I appreciate the kind words.
      Always happy to share in my joy.

      Blessings to you.

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  16. There is nothing - nothing! - in this world as precious as a true friend. This was gorgeous, Margie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim.
      And I agree with you, nothing as precious as a "true friend"
      x

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  17. Good good friends are hard to come by - I love this poem.

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    1. Sandy,
      I was blessed the day Melissa came into my life.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  18. I love your poem, and it truly is good to have a true friend.

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  19. True friends are so rare...how wonderful that you two have each other. I am so happy for you!
    Such a heart warming poem. I love it so much xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      Melissa and I are indeed "true friends"
      And you are a sweetie to be happy for me
      Thanks so much.
      xx

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  20. True friends are a treasure. Love this poem.

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    1. aylala,
      I so agree.
      And thanks for the kind words on my poem.

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  21. Margie,

    Melissa is very lucky and blessed to have such a sincere friend as you. Being able to say so in words is simply a great bonus!!!

    Thanks for being such a faithful and supportive online friend and for supporting my new Blog:)
    Eileen

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    1. Eileen,
      I am so thankful for Melissa's friendship and I know she feels the same way.
      We bless one another!

      Many thanks for the visit and nice comment on my poem.

      And you are so very welcome.

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  22. C'est vrai, Margie, lorsque le coeur parle, le reste n'a pas d'importance et ton poème le dit si bien. Belle soirée à toi.
    Amicalement,
    Roger

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    1. Rose,
      How very kind you are.
      Thanks very much.

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  24. A true blessing indeed! Beautiful poem my friend ;o)

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  25. You described the connection between friends so well. May you and Melissa continue to treasure it.

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    1. Anita, I appreciate the kind words.
      And now I am going to call Melissa, she is a treasure :)

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bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker