FDC - My Friend

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FDC - My Friend

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:48 pm

MY FRIEND

I saw a shadow once
And thought
“I know you, you’re my friend….”
And the shadow evaporated…

The seasons turned and clouds formed
Shapeless and shaped, light and dark
And I looked upon one of distinction
And thought
“I know you, you’re my friend…”
As my reach found tendrils of mist… nothingness.

The Sun rose and set countless times
The moon coming and going, fat and full and
Thin crested without a smile…

Then, while in a quite reverie, lost
To things I never knew, so could never find,
A hand touched my shoulder…
I turned to see a smile in another’s eyes…

“I don’t know you” I spoke uncertainly
“You will” he whispered, knowingly…

He then offered to walk.
With nothing left for me, I agreed…
He then offered to talk,
Quietly,
Patiently...
And the road began to open as,
With his hand on my shoulder, we started our trail…

I found my friend
In a proffered smile,
A considerate touch,
A hand to help hold
My leash of loneliness…
A hand to help undo it.

Tom Watson, 2008
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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Friend_forever » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:57 pm

beautiful write tom! As usual, your write inspires...

:bow: :bow: :bow:

Exceptional writing!
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I never realized your eyes were full of
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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:03 pm

Aw, thank you Naushin. You are always so kind to me.

Tom

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Post by Thomas » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:41 am

Loved it. Very nice, unexpected wordplay. Especially about the leash.
Thank you.
- Thomas

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Post by BeeJay » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:11 am

And the road began to open
I really wish I had visited this last year. Im happy to have passed under the shadow of this poem...BeeJAy
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Post by Tom Watson » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:16 am

Thank you BJ...you are very kind to respond as you have.

Tom

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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Moushka » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:35 am

:cool: :angel:
1.Believe 2.Belong 3.Become
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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:58 am

Moushka, yes I am still here and I appreciate you my friend.
:hello:

Tom
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Post by Debbie » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:06 pm

It is amazing how the touch from a stranger and a friendly smile can lift ones spirits...
sometimes it takes someone we don't know to allow us to experience what we long for
a FRIEND...
as always you inspire me and bless me dear friend and brother....I understand
the loneliness and how good it feels when someone reaches out to us and we
don't even know them..bless you bless you dear heart :hugs:
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Post by Tom Watson » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:50 pm

Thank you dear angel. The grace in His love is felt always in your comments and prayers.
Bless you.

Tom
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Post by poeticpiers » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:44 pm

you can never be fully aware of how you impact on other peoples lives nor realise how much a friendly gesture at just the right time affects you.
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Post by Debbie » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:34 am

amen poetcipers
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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Moushka » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:32 pm

Tom Watson wrote:Moushka, yes I am still here and I appreciate you my friend.
:hello:

Tom
Wow that makes me feel real special, thank you Tom and you too.......... :hello: ........what does FDC stand for? I see FrienD in Christ but anyway, what is it?
1.Believe 2.Belong 3.Become
1.Awareness 2.Acceptance 3.Action

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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Tom Watson » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:25 am

:lol:
Well, I believe it stands for your challenge intiation label: Friendship Day Challenge.
what does FDC stand for? I see FrienD in Christ but anyway, what is it?
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Re: FDC - My Friend

Post by Moushka » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:31 pm

oh :oops: it really does make me think of jesus though
1.Believe 2.Belong 3.Become
1.Awareness 2.Acceptance 3.Action

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