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This Time Around - Poem by CHARMAINE SIMPSON

The glimpse of a friend throughout our lives,
A warm smiling face, always a warm welcome.
Throughout our life journey familiar faces come and go.
Along this sometimes very fast and bumpy path,
When you least expect it, a beautiful friend enters again.
This time we have gained the knowledge,
Of the extremely limited number of true, and loyal souls,
That enter into our lives, and also quickly depart.
The few we choose to keep, and to cherish,
Are those who are a reflection of who we are.
These people come upon us at the times
We seem to need them most,
When we have lost sight of ourselves.
I believe our paths have crossed once again,
Not out of coincidence, but at a time when we had almost lost sight,
Of unconditional friendships, that holds no judgment.
I am blessed that we have this time around, been able to
Form a friendship that does not feel the burden of pressure.
Only to find, when in your company part of my weight is lifted.
Thank you for your positive words,
Thank you for being my friend.
These friendships to me are for life!

2003 – for Scott Lauder

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2006

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