My Friend

I wrote this poem for a dear friend several years ago. As I reflect on friendships lost, I am ever ready to use this poem as a call for us to pause and validate those that are important in our lives. Last year this time, I had a dear friend, Avis, whom I hadn’t thought for a second wouldn’t be here this time of year. Unfortunately, we lost her nine months ago. I would encourage you not to lose sight of the here and now with those cared about and loved. Life seems to become more unpredictable and moves so quickly. Have a safe and blessed holiday, and remember our greatest currency is time. Let’s use it wisely and include those that add meaning to your life.

My Friend

Have I forgotten to tell you, my friend?

How your deeds of kindness color my world?

When the only thing I could see was the midnight of my life;

 Have I forgotten to tell you, my friend?

How your outstretched hands held me back from the jaws of decay?

Sometimes with me, and for me, you’d prayed.

 Have I forgotten to tell you, my friend?

You’ve illuminated some of my darkest moments,

With your words of encouragement, seasoned with wisdom and love

Have I forgotten to tell you, my friend?

You’ve been a source of comfort in my times of need

When I was about to succumb to a crisis by which my life impaled

Your support and belief in me pushed me onward to personal elevation

Have I forgotten to tell you, my friend?

Your friendship I value, our association I treasure

Thanks for rescuing me from a place of self-pity

A trail in life, which robs the soul and suffocates the spirit,

My friend, you’re the best, and I’m forever

Grateful to have you as a friend, “my friend!”

Marjorie Delores

Beauty is everywhere, look keenly and you’ll see them.
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