poet David Harris

David Harris

Friends With Unseen Faces

'This is dedicated to Suzanne, Melvina, Alison and Francesca. My friends with unseen faces.'

For years my work lay hidden.
Gathering dust on my shelf.
Then came a chance encounter.
From a past half forgotten.
A voice across the internet.
A conversation was taken.
An introduction was made.
A new voice who sounded my praise.
Soon there was another and another.
From different parts of the world.
Four ladies who have helped me.
To find myself again.
They are strangers, but friends.
Kindred souls whom I’d never recognise.
If I passed them on the street.
Their words kind and supportive.
Have helped me to my feet.
After a drought of words.
They have rekindled an old flame.
Made me see again.
That my words can bring joy.
Again and again and again.
So to my friends with unseen faces.
A little gift from afar.
Hope you enjoy my praises.
As much as I enjoy yours..
We may never meet face to face.
Unless fate decrees it so.
But just remember wherever you wander.
You have a friend out there.
Who’s face you do not know.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, January 3, 2011

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  • Lisa Wilkinson (3/30/2007 5:16:00 AM)

    Would like to become one of these David, fate brought our eyes upon eachothers poems. Kind thoughts, Lisa

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (3/11/2007 8:21:00 AM)

    To all the unseen faces on poemhunter... we are all friends here... david 10

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  • Pam Thomas (2/25/2007 3:11:00 PM)

    David as much as our comments have helped you I want you to know yours have helped me as well beyond measure. I love your poetic gifts that you share with us all. I do consider you a friend as well. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. Hugs Pam

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  • Bob Blackwell (1/24/2007 12:05:00 PM)

    David I echo your sentiments, the encouragement and help I have received from unseen faces, has helped. Well written well said. Bob

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (1/24/2007 11:00:00 AM)

    Oh my gosh, that touched my heart David, I have butterflies in my tummy now. You have penned a truly beautiful poem here, we never know when we touch someone but when it happens and that person lets us know, it is so nice to hear what his or her thoughts are. You have penned a beautiful tribute to all of us, I truly appreciate your heartfelt words and your sincerity. David you are an artist of literary verse my friend. You have been given a gift from the Lord, enjoy it as long as you can, please-don't put your pen down for that long again, we must continue to share our precious gifts so that we continue to touch others, especially those that don't have such gifts. Thankyou for being my friend David-Melvina-

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  • Alison Smith (1/24/2007 4:16:00 AM)

    Hey we only make nice comments cause you write good poems....

    No need to thank us... just keep up the good work....

    Nice knowing you in this way....

    Alison

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  • Suzanne Gaddess (1/24/2007 2:01:00 AM)

    thanks David. very very sweet of you. I do believe that everything happens for a reason...again THANK YOU

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  • Alicia Patti (1/23/2007 11:15:00 PM)

    I like the sentiment in this poem. We all need that feedback. Just thought you would like to know the following has to be changed:

    'Four ladies whom have helped me.' You need to change 'whom' to 'who.'

    best,
    alicia

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  • Francesca Johnson (1/23/2007 8:19:00 PM)

    This is lovely, David. Thank you. Yes, I have made lots of friends here, too, many of them inspirational. Keep writing, my friend.

    Love, Fran xxx

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