My Imaginary Friend

Close your eyes and let your imagination run.
Close your eyes and let your imagination run. | Source
Reach for the stars.
Reach for the stars. | Source
The skies hold no limit to your imagination
The skies hold no limit to your imagination | Source


My imaginary friend

has helped me fly without wings


She’s confided to me

Her most secret things


She’s created a stage

On which I entertained millions

With my talent to sing, dance and skate

On stars by the cagillions


He helped me ready for war

By the blackberry paint that I wore


He helped me mine for gold

In regions untold


My imaginary friend has built ladders

To the stars

Where my dreams do live

Within reach – they’re never too far

And none I’ll beseech


My imaginary friend

Can be a he or a she


My imaginary friend has always been me!







Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining, or Rhyming

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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Well done Shauna! Your imaginary friend sounds like a good friend to have. An everlasting friendship.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Linda, without my imaginary friend, I'd be lost!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Lovely. I was smiling as I read it. I love simplicity in poetry; it appeals to me much more than the heavy, metaphor-ridden poetry. :)

love to you my dear

Wednesday is your day

bill


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I love this Shauna... my imaginary friends weren't nearllllly as "groovy" as yours

and I love this poem

and what an incredible imagination you have... awesome!!!!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bill, huh? Wednesday is my day? What, pray tell does that mean?

Laurinzo, I was trying not to repeat the thoughts in my short story "How I Became Bravewarrior". My imagination brought forth bravewarrior. Check out my tale. I posted it a while back.....


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Ahh-loved this!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Audrey!


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! So very true! Thank youfor this poem. I can't say how much it touched me just now! Up and beautiful!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. I had one! He was replaced by Mark Winters, my first real friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Enjoyed. Sounds like you have a great friend in your imaginary friend.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Randi, I'm glad this one touched you. Enjoy your day!

Martin, what was your imaginary friend's name?

Rasma, I always say 'you're your own best friend'!


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Oh Shauna, I love this. Isn't it true that our imaginary friends are extensions of ourselves and in being, they know our dreams. This was really beautiful.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you Linda. I never had an imaginary friend, so to speak, when I was little, but I always imagined I was an Indian warrior, or a squaw or a gold miner, famous dancer, etc. My imaginary friend lived within me!


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JimTxMiller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Probably the best explanation I've yet read for why we talk to ourselves!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Jim, you've got me laughing out loud! I never thought of it that way, but if the shoe fits..... ha ha! Thanx for making my day!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Imaginary friends are great. Children, especially enjoy them. Our son had an imaginary pet horse and woe betide anyone who closed the car door too quickly before the horse had got in, too!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Blossom, you made me chuckle. My imaginary friend was never a being other than myself transformed. I get tickled (and wonder) about those who actually thought they had (other) beings by their side!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sha....Thank Heaven for Imaginary friends....often they save us from ourselves!!.....UP+++


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, I don't know what I'd do without my imaginary friend!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful poem Shauna;I vote up and here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Eddy. Backatcha my friend!


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Perfect ending Sha!!!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Spy! Enjoy your day, my sweet friend!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nicely done. A pleasure to read.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Wayne and that's for the follow. What a treat!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

And our best friends are ourselves. Thanks for sharing, Brave Warrior.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

You're welcome, Midget. Thank you for stopping by!


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

We all had (or have) one. I'm grateful for my perfect friend. You're as real to me as anything else. Voted up.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your amazing comment, beingwell!


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

This is very nice, I really enjoyed it! Thanks for posting, I voted up.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Lisa! Come out and play sometime!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

This is a beautiful poem about your imaginary friend, bravewarrior. I've had an imaginary twin sister when I was a child up to 12 years old when my diary became my best friend. I am going to link this hub to my hub about imaginary friends.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Cool, Martie. Have I seen your hub about imaginary friends? If not, will you email me the link? I'll be sure to give it a look when I finish my writing quota for today.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

This is beautiful Brave! I love your poems.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Crafty. I'm tickled that you are taking the time to get to know me!


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Of course Brave! I find it wonderful to be here and feel privileged to be among fine writers such as yourself! :D


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Aw, shucks, Crafty! You've got me blushin'!


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brakel2 13 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Shauna - I love imaginary friends who are always invented by the child himself. This poem is so awesome, and created great adventures. This is the first poem I ever read about an imaginary friend. I love writing and hearing about the subject. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey


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bravewarrior 13 months ago from Central Florida Author

Audrey, I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Without imagination life would be quite dull!

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