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GREENWOLFE 1962

(MARCH 23, 1951)

A Friend (The Valentine's Day Poem)


A friend to light a candle
When darkness overcomes.
A friend to hold you closer
When distant thunder drums.

A friend to gently tie you
When sirens sing your name.
A friend with words to soothe you
When life's a losing game.

A friend to cool your passions
When passions take their hold.
A friend to warm you gently
When a frozen heart's too cold.

A friend to spread contentment
As seasons wax and wane,
Make sense of love's confusion,
And bear life's grief and pain.

A friend who knows this season
Of love; both yours and mine.
A friend, another reason,
To send this Valentine.

Submitted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Edited: Sunday, September 07, 2008

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  • Cristy Upshaw (5/29/2009 2:27:00 PM)

    beautiful words written with such elegance and filled with great adulation and insightful warmth. (Report) Reply

  • Beth A (3/19/2009 3:29:00 PM)

    I love this poem. It comes straight from the heart and i love the way it flows. i really enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Ian Bull (3/18/2009 8:37:00 PM)

    Thanks for the comment on mine i really enjoyed reading this one, looks like yours come from the heart just like mine do. (Report) Reply

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (3/2/2009 11:29:00 AM)

    I am a Valentine's poet too; this is indeed a beautiful poem. I love the rhymes, the rhythms and the imageries. A poem to remember! (Report) Reply

  • alex waters (2/18/2009 12:13:00 AM)

    i found this poem most excellent. It has a wonderful flow, or 'rhythm and rhyme' as you call it and you set yourself up for a great finish, something that i find very inportant when writing poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Bertrina Shorter (2/9/2009 4:15:00 PM)

    If I had this given to me on valentines day in a card or presented in letter form my heart would melt. So soft and eloquent beautiful lay of words captured to amplify true passion (Report) Reply

  • Naidz Ladia (2/3/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    i like this poem..
    friend s the most person
    who frst give his shoulder to cry on
    who comfort u n every sad moments
    who lend his hand when u need it
    who laugh at ur mistakes
    but cries on ur failure..
    friend never turns his back in times of worries
    never let you down
    never let you fall
    never make you cry
    for friend is a true person
    a precious gem
    a gift from GOD
    to us...

    friend is more than anything, ,
    like a gold
    so precious
    true friends wont harm you, thats for sure....
    lav ya..naizz (Report) Reply

  • Myrtle Thomas (2/2/2009 7:32:00 PM)

    I loved this poem! ! I wish I had a valentine like that.A remarkable write my friend I wish I could write as well. (Report) Reply

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