Finding A Friend

My son's pastor is his friend and mine.
My son's pastor is his friend and mine. | Source
My sister when she was 6 and our Great Dane, Zorba.  Best friends!
My sister when she was 6 and our Great Dane, Zorba. Best friends! | Source
Axel and Shiloh, two of my three.  They were friends this day!
Axel and Shiloh, two of my three. They were friends this day! | Source
My son and niece.  Cousins and the best of friends!
My son and niece. Cousins and the best of friends! | Source

I wrote this poem in 1985. Today, it has more meaning for me than when it was first penned.



Finding

A Friend

In Someone

Who has found

A Friend

In You…


Seals

The Bond

With the Kiss


Of Truth.


The reciprocal

Friendship

Recognizes

That something

Special


That

Is

Realized

Only too seldom.


Finding

A Friend

In Someone

Who has found

A Friend

In You


Caresses My Heart

And Soothes

My

Soul.





Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very nice MY FRIEND! Loved the phrasing and the cadence...a beautiful testament to friendship.

You are the real deal, Sha, and I'm honored to call you a friend. Your words say it much better than I could.

bill


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

If I had a picture of you I didn't have to steal from one of your hubs, you'd be up there, too, my friend!

Boy, you're quick on the draw! I no sooner hit the publish button and here you are!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs to Bev and the herd!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Very nice. This flows nicely and delivers a great message.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is so beautiful..I love your poem..oh I love these lines..'A Friend

In Someone Who has found A Friend In You…

Seals The Bond With the Kiss

I love it

I am sharing

Debbie


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Angela, thank you for the wonderful critique!

Debbie, I am absolutely honored for you to share this poem. Who knew, when I wrote it back in 1985 that it would be so well received! Actually, today is the first time I've shared it since the day it was written.....


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Deep Metaphysical 4 years ago from India

A soul mate eh mate?!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I'll check you out to see, Deep. Thanx for the follow!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

This was such a touching and important piece of poetry. I really enjoyed the photos which point out that friends come in all shapes, sizes and animals!!

You have such a good spirit.

May rainbows and sunbeams light your path always.

Voting UPUPUPUP


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I love rainbows and sunbeams! Thank you for sending them my way!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Debbie,

Thanks friend for sharing some of your most precious loves, your son, your friendd and your cats.

Your Friend,

Bobbi


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Bobbi. Thought I'd expand the concept of friends. BTW, I'm not Debbie, I'm Bravewarrior or Shauna.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

I am sorry, I guess I was too tired to communicate well.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

No problem. I go to bed at 9:00, sometimes even on the weekends. Especially if I've spent all day on the computer!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Bravewarrior, your niece is very pretty, your son is so gorgeous. what a lovely poem!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Snow. They look more like brother and sister, don't they?


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

nice poem. I didn't do so good. even though i am a 33rd degree mason.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx for the comment, Mhatter, although I'm afraid I don't understand it!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Shaunua, excellent job, loved, loved this poem, simple message but yet powerful at the same time! Great job, voted up and then some! :)

P.S. Thanks for stopping by and reading my new hub very thoughtful of you! :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Coming from you, Josh I'm flattered and full of inner glow! Thank you my uhhhh, what do you call the son of a fairy godmother, anyway??!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Aww, stop it :) I am supposed to complimenting you here! :)

Umm, I do not that is a good question. We will have to ask our fellow hubber committee and see what they think(aka bill and TT) hehe :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Go for it. I can't rightly call you my "fairy son", now can I? Oh my, what a can of worm that would open up! It might be time to google.....


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

hahahahahahahahahahaa LOL too funny, I do not think I would like that image attached to me :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Ok, my young ward of she-who-has-been-given-wings..... I'm older than you. It is now bedtime for me. Gotta give my wings a rest. You're such a busy ward! See you tomorrow, my fairy godson! Sleep well....


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Hahahaha ok sounds good, when you wake up you will have a funny hub to read: Funniest quotes by famous people hehe :) Yes, I am busy lol

you sleep well too fairy godmother :)


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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

nice poem for friends and family, you have a handsome and cute niece bravewarrior.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Lot. Much appreciated!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

"caresses my heart and soothes my soul" Ahhhhh. So lovely. So true.

Thanks for sharing. :) Hugs to you.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Backatcha, Denise! I'm pleased you like my words......


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Very nice! Thank you for a wonderful poem about friendship. Your kitty looks like mine. I have 2 Ragdolls. 1 has the dark face like one in your pic. :) Happy 4th to you too!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Heaven Leigh, Shiloh (the one with the brown face) is actually a Himilayan mix, Axel (next to her) is a CFA registered Flame Point Himilayan. Missing from the picture is Sheba, Shiloh's sister. Except for her blue eyes, she looks more like a tabby, although they have the same mother (Seal Point Himilayan). I adopted the sisters from a woman who rescues animals.

I'll bet your Ragdolls are gorgeous!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Good morning dear Shauna and I sincerely hope this comment finds you well.

Yes we find friendship in many different and unlikely places don't we?

Many of my true friends are online now - people whom I never met face to face but are some of the nicest people and best friends that I would ever want to meet in any lifetime.

Once again your hearfelt words are the central lifeforce and attraction of your poetic writing here.

I will see you on FB with a post and a link and sending you warm wishes from Colin and Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time canada 9:55am


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Epi, many of my true friends are also online and I met them all here at HP. For that reason alone, I don't think I'll ever leave. Although, I do communicate via email with many of the friends I've met here. They are my true friends - and you're one of them. I was wondering if we are FB friends. I guess we are. Good for us!

Enjoy your day. Love, me.


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heavenleigh707 3 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

So HAPPY to have found a friend in you here, dear Shauna. Now we "Linked In" too and I appreciate being able to endorse each other there. :) Endorsing & commenting here = Cyber hugs, I think. :) Have a lovely day and a great weekend!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Heaven, it's so great to see you! How are you? Have you been recording or writing or both? I've been thinking about you....


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heavenleigh707 3 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Writing, interviewing and working on my new website. Continued SUCCESS to you, light bringer! :)


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Back atcha, my friend. Email me the link to your site when it goes live.


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heavenleigh707 3 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Is live. Will do. :)


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epigramman 3 years ago

I am glad you found my new website Shauna before I was about to alert you - I've been terribly distracted this past week with having the appraisal lady coming by to look at my cottage in order to get a loan for another car - I have missed two weeks of work because of this


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Epi, Maria and Angelia forwarded your FB post about your site, so I signed up. Angelia is going to help me also. I have some photos I need to take and work on my layout before I begin. Email me with status of the appraisal, etc.

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