Unforgettable Tattoos on the Heart

People come, and people go

But only some have that special glow

One that so many others also want to know

And it's from there that friendship starts to grow


There seems no rhyme or reason

They may only be there for a season

Maybe for no other reason being

Than to spread a love like Jesus


They always leave their mark

Like beautiful tattoos upon my heart

Each memory working in part

To weave a masterful work of art


That lasts a lifetime through

Though it seems such people may be few

I'm quite certain, my friend, that you

Will never just be someone that I once knew

© 2013 Shannon

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

That is a beautiful poem about those friendships that leave a mark on our hearts. I also like the songs you have added.

Thanks for sharing this unforgettable piece with us! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

~ Kathryn


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thanks, Kathryn! If I were to compare my work to so many other talented writers on HP, I would most definitely say that mine is totally forgettable! You have a great weekend as well!


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Beautifully done. I still have tattoos on my heart that bleed after 20 years. And that is OK. I am happy to have them. I was in sassy pants britches when I met him - Nathaniel Adams Coles In 64' I think with a gal they called Lucille Ball at the art Barn in Sedona Arizona. Life is worth the tattoos.

Blessings to you


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Get outta here, Eric! What a memory that would be!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Shan, my dear friend - this is so beautiful, it is giving me goosebumps! The words are dear. The metaphor of the tattoo, being a kind of etching on one's own skin & soul that stays. . . is simply lovely. The music is, too. Perhaps you read my mind, since "Unforgettable" is one of my longtime favorites and the renditions with both Nat and Natalie has been especially beloved over many years!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely soul. Hugs.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, dearest Shan,

This is such a precious write from your heart to a truly special friend who has left a mark on your heart forever. I hope your friendship stays alive forever.

Beautiful music choice too. Always loved Nat!

Friendship is certainly a special kind of love.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Nellieanna, I'm so glad you like it! I don't know if you read the email I sent you right after I published this, but I was especially thinking of you as I wrote this poem.

I particularly like that Nat King Cole song. The other one I actually just happened upon while on YouTube...


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Faith Reaper. You always say the kindest things! I love it when your smiling face graces one of my hub with your presence.

Yes, friendship is a special kind of love - and one to be treasured.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I kept this on follow. Because it is beautiful. And I see the comments are also. Life is good when we have you.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, Eric, you're gonna make me cry if you keep that up!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

This sings with feelings. so beautiful. thank you


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

It sings? I like that! Thanks!


ocfireflies 3 years ago

SO true! SO true! Friends have helped me so many times. Love your poem. You captured the essence so perfectly.

Best to you,

Kim


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Kim! I know I haven't been to one of your hubs in awhile. I hope everything is well with you!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great poem and love the Unforgettable!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Jackie! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Friendships are special. Love the video.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Gypsy Rose. Good to see you!


Gwen/prior hubber 3 years ago

I knew you had it in you...the capability of writing from the heart, shanmarie. : ) You have talent, so don't sell yourself short. Great poem with feeling! I may be gone from the hubs, but many of you will never be forgotten!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Say it ain't so! Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook. Or email me at shan.marie@gmail.com.


Gwen/prior hubber 3 years ago

I am no longer on fb, but I will keep in touch. : ) my email is: diarydaze@gmail.com. Feel free to write me too, 'k? Keep up your writing, you are a good writer...just wanted you to know that.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, I'll miss your cute poems around here, Miss Dreamseeker2. Maybe you won't be able to stay away. ;-)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A beautiful share shanmarie and voted up for sure.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Eddy. I hope all is well with you.

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