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Sliver Friendship

Sliver Friendship

My first real friend, made at ten. 
I knew she was forever, even then. 
The memory has faided now only to be replaced by more. 
Two little lost girls, freedom at our core. 

Three parts to us there does lay, each one shown on a different day. 
Who we truly are, who the world made us and who we showcase socially to keep our guards robust. 

How lucky am I to see all three, in you my friend, my special beauty. 
The gifts you bare so bravely with care. 
The stories of pain you so graciously forgave. 
The abyss of your soul, certainly measures untold. 

However, my favourite has to be how you so selflessly love me. 
You kept your pact, you unknowingly made. 
That day twenty five years ago in fourth grade.  

You have seen me fall and you have seen me rise.  
The happiness you share when the latter applies, is second to none and usually only seen in a parents eyes. 
 
So thank you my friend and for the chapters we have endured.  
And here's to another twenty five years or more.  

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Dean Kuch

At the very end of the Rob Reiner film, Stand By Me, which was based on Stephen King's short story, The Body, Author Gordon Lachance wrote, and I quote:
"I never again had any friends in my life like the ones I had when I was twelve.
Jesus, does anybody?"

I immediately thought of that line after reading your heartfelt poem.
Well penned, Jill.
♥❤️~Dean~❤️♥

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Jill Doherty

Awh thank you Dean, such kind words.  This is the second poem I have wrote today and in my life. I am adoring the ability poetry has to stir up memories or emotions in others.  Thank you for sharing xxx

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Dean Kuch

Well, keep up the great writing, Jill.
You're off to a fantastic start.
My pleasure...

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Jill Doherty

Thank you Dean, very encouraging!! Have a lovely week xxx

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Jill Doherty

Thanking you sir, you have me smiling from ear to ear :-)

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Tony Taylor

Nothing quite as beautiful as friendship..... beautifully expressed...... in poetic fashion!!.......ALL STARS!!.... well done dear poet sister... and.....WELCOME to COSMO!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo 🐧✴❤

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Jill Doherty

Thank you Tony, I really appreciate the words of encouragement.  I woke with a smile reading this, thanks.  Have a great day xxx

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