Family Are My Closest Friends

Come Closer I Don't Bite

With technology at its peak

We seek friends from all over the world to connect

If they were family they would be around us day and night

Watching our backs even when we make mistakes

Knowing we will keep trying to do better

Telling us we have bed head and we look tired with just a friendly smile

Giving us hugs and kisses and loving us unconditionally

For we have grown up together over the years

We have been separated and have been real close

Sometimes not a word is spoken but all is still understood

We are comfortable to see familiar faces and quickly reminded who looks like who

As the wrinkles cover up the pain and the sadness of the loved ones we miss

We have the great memories and the pictures taken over the years

Now stuffed in a draw or an old scrapbook that remains closed

For we each are trying to make ends meet as we work the days away

Then on weekends and days off trying to relax and enjoy the good life

When we make the time once a year to come together for a reunion,Christmas Eve or for Christmas

It is truely amazing how much we have grown

Not just in height but in the love we have always had for each other

Putting all our differences aside for the moment

Sharing a connection that is better than the world famous internet

So when this year ends and another new year begins

We can only hope more of our friends are the same as our family

Giving of themselves and talking and caring about what really matters

Watching all their children grow into young adults

Each who have been guided and scolded as needed

Only so they can learn what we have missed

To be better and healthier

Happier with what we have and always giving to the less fortunate

Because we have something no store will ever sell

A life that is worth living and we wait as our children tell

The stories of our most embarressing moments and things that stand out in their minds

Because each one of us

So unique and kind with many faults

Only wants to be loved one more time

Comments 15 comments

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MichaelStonehill 4 years ago

A good, clever and insightful poem. One of your bests.


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mactavers 4 years ago

Thanks for reminding all of us that even with differences, our family is still our family. Cyber friends are great, but real friends and families take special nurturing to keep the connections strong. Great Hub.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

This is a nice reminder. My family is spread all over, and they love to get together just to tell stories of all of my embarrassing moments. Great writing . . . I wasn't in the mood and almost skipped it.


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brandasaur 4 years ago from Planet X

I got caught with your title Hub! Really our family is our closest friends. When we're in a fight, some of our friends do leaves us, but our family, always there to support us. We all have our secrets, but we tell our secrets the most are the one we're closest in our family. I love my family, and they're the one that I treat as my closest friends ever!


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chuckbl 4 years ago from Scotland

Great poem, a little different to some of the others I have read, so very refreshing. Thanks for sharing, and keep writing so I have more to read! Voted up and interesting!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow Love your poem... this year has come and gone. we have made friends that feel like family...I love how your poem drew me in. and made me feel. thank you.

I voted up and beautiful


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

MichaelStonehill Practice and lots of friends who keep an eye on me.I am glad you can watch me grow.Mactavers I would be lost without my family.WDCurry111 Thanks for giving me a try.Hope I lifted your spirits.Brandasaur My family are there from the beginning and to the end.chuckbl I will try my best to keep you interested.Deborah Brooks How fast the years come and go.Share and enjoy the times now while we still have them.I am very happy to say thank you all for your time and comments.Have a wonderful day with each of your wonderful families.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Beauitful and says so much about the person who composed this one.

I thank you for sharing and it has to have an up up and away.

Take care

Eddy.


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Joy56 4 years ago

friends are friends family are family...... When family are your friends,,,,, that is the best thing of all.....


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen I think it says more about the person who reads and loves it.Joy56 What wonderful words from a wonderful person.To everyone thanx so much.


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Joy56 4 years ago

i am wonderful i will tell everybody that thanks.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Joy56 Please do tell??Life is short and sweet but so much fun when each day begins with Joy.Off to write some more.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

You are so special. Rated up and awesome. DonĀ“t know what else to say today.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

a family helps us grow into a mature person, nurturing us, setting good example...this hub is simply great...


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick I don't know why my family hasn't given up on me yet.Maybe they think I just have few more surprises up my sleeve.Raciniwa Patience and lots of patience.I am blessed.Thanx and may your families always be close.

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