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Savita Tyagi


A friend


Just around the corner is a friend indeed
When called upon in need
Sincere, vibrant, resilient
A flower in the garden
Or a companion in silence
Treading the path of life
Inch by inch or mile by mile
Leaving the footsteps behind
For us to remind
The time that we shared
With the heart that cared
It flew like a feather
Yet falls back from ether
Ever so gently to rest upon memory
Light and soft is remembrance's touch indeed
A listener, a teacher, a friend indeed
Just around the corner
When called upon in need.

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: friend


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Written for a friend long time back. Sharing for PH friends. With out your support I would feel isolated in the world of poetry.

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  • Bronze Star - 5,474 Points Daniel Brick (11/16/2014 4:00:00 PM)

    I like the way the ending dovetails with the beginning because it shows that there is an endless loop of friendships, recurring in our lives, the same emotions triggered by new events, the same gratitude and giving repeated over and over. It's precious to affirm this reality. And your description of time (of friendship and togetherness) as feather light
    shows its surprising resilience, even its strength although you might think it's the most fragile of earthly emotion. No, it persists. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,543 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/8/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    A listener, a teacher, a friend indeed
    Just around the corner
    Blessed are those who have friends, who make friends, and retain them for life. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,319 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/4/2014 9:24:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem on friend. Very true said, true friend share our happiness, pain, and support us when ever we are in need of them. I too loved the beautiful lines...
    It flew like a feather
    Yet falls back from ether
    Ever so gently to rest upon memory...
    A true friend is really a gift! ! ! Loved reading each line. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,505 Points Valsa George (8/3/2014 11:57:00 PM)

    It flew like a feather
    Yet falls back from ether
    Ever so gently to rest upon memory

    Beautiful lines....... Yes, friends keep us going in life. When we are about to slip and fall, with extended hands, they are there to support us! A great poem on friends! (Report) Reply

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