To my Best Friend - a poem

Painting by Pablo Picasso
Painting by Pablo Picasso | Source
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Pont Neuf in Paris, France.
Pont Neuf in Paris, France. | Source

Friend


Where have you been my winsome friend?

It's been so long since we've seen each other

I look for you around each bend

But nary your eye I see.


Where have you been my winsome friend?

I miss your shy smile and handsome face

I miss your eyes piercing and blue

I miss your soft and gentle voice; your gait so swinging free.


Where have you been my winsome friend?

I miss your touch so soft as arms brush

Your arm encircling my waist

I miss your look into my eyes . . . knowing.


Where have you been my winsome friend?

I want to see you now

Remember your sweet smile

And take in the scent of your cologne.


Where have you been my winsome friend?

My heart cries out from our loneliness

I only wish to ease our pain

And, be with you again.


Where have you been my winsome friend?

Your heart I wish to capture

I want to love you again and again

Our love -- just bent, not broken.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Suzette - This is lovely. You should write more, but maybe you already do. And I love the period paintings, illustrations. They set the tome beautifully for your words. Theresa


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very beautiful, Suzette. Words that we all can relate to I think. :)


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Theresa: Thank you so much. I have been very shy and reticent about writing poetry. I am growing though in writing poetry, but it is slow. Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement. Your words mean so much to me. I appreciate you reading this poem.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Hi Bill: Thanks so much and I'm glad you could relate to this and you enjoyed it. I appreciate your visit.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Tremendous beauty and depth of feeling all the way through this lovely poem.


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Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

Very beautiful and a little sad. I quite enjoyed reading this hub. :)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, suzette, this is profoundly beautiful!!! Really enjoyed reading this poem, and loved the paintings too . . . perfect!

God bless, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Took me back, thank you. I met Arlene when I was 16, so you can imagine...


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Where have you been my winsome friend?

Your heart I wish to capture

I want to love you again and again

Our love -- just bent, not broken.

Oh so truly beautiful and especially liked this verse.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

You truly have a gift for writing poetry. I encourage you to continue on this path. I found myself in a transition to another time and place.

Thank you and will share. Up, awesome and beautiful.


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Chris Achilleos 3 years ago

This is such a beautiful poem Suzette! Thanks for sharing,

Voted up, beautiful and awesome!

Have a lovely day,

Chris Achilleos


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Hi Dim: Thank you so much for your comments. They are most appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. I appreciated your visit.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Sunny River: Thank you so much for reading my poem. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I appreciated your comments. Thanks so much!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Sunny River: Thank you so much for reading my poem. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I appreciated your comments. Thanks so much!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Faith: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so glad you enjoyed my poem. Your wonderful comments are so appreciated. Thank you!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Mhatter: Thank you so much for reading this poem. I'm glad it brought back pleasant memories of so long ago for you. And of Arlene. That makes me happy. Thank you so much for your comments - most appreciated.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Mhatter: Thank you so much for reading this poem. I'm glad it brought back pleasant memories of so long ago for you. And of Arlene. That makes me happy. Thank you so much for your comments - most appreciated.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Eddy: Thank you so much for your insightful comments. I appreciated your comments so much. That stanza is my favorite of the poem also. So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks so much!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

vocalcoach: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments. I am so happy you have enjoyed this poem and your encouraging response is so appreciated. I am rather new at writing poetry, so your input is most gratifying. Thanks for your visit and for your comments.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

vocalcoach: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments. I am so happy you have enjoyed this poem and your encouraging response is so appreciated. I am rather new at writing poetry, so your input is most gratifying. Thanks for your visit and for your comments.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Chris Achilleos: Thank you so much for reading this poem and for your comments. Most appreciated. I'm so glad you liked it. You have a great day also!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Chris Achilleos: Thank you so much for reading this poem and for your comments. Most appreciated. I'm so glad you liked it. You have a great day also!


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

"just bent, not broken"...perfect! I like the openhearted tone here; wanting to see this person, not angry or blaming them for not being there, just looking forward to being together again. That is the kind of relationship that can mend! :-) Lurana


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Lurana: What a pretty name you have. I have never heard that name before. Thank you for your insightful comments. Yes, looking forward to seeing one another and being together again that's the importance. Glad you picked up on that. Thanks so much for your visit. Most appreciated.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Thank you, Suzette! It's my real name, Lurana Brown. I was named after my father's cousin who was Scottish. I've looked up the name and it is rare but there are a few others out there.

It's difficult to look past hurt and let relationships heal---and sometimes it is just not possible---but those who can are very blessed.

Have a nice weekend!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Hi Lurana! It's a Scottish name. I love how it rolls off the tongue when I say it-just lovely. Thank you so much for your insightful and kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. Your visit is most appreciated.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well my sensational Suzette you know how I love to dig up buried treasure from some of my favorite writers and this lovely heartfelt poem is a real beauty too. I sincerely hope you are well these days.

I don't go on FB that much but often I like to promote my friends and colleagues there from the hub and post my hub links too but I hope you've been receiving my cards and we are sending you 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at 10:54pm and yes proud to put these fine poetic words of yours on my FB page for everyone to see and read


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Epi: Yes, I have received your cards and thank you so much. Sending you some hugs from this side of the lake and hope you are well too. I am glad you enjoyed this poem and thanks for reading and for your comments. You are most appreciated here.


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ziyena 2 years ago from Southern Colorado

Takes me back ... :)


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Lovely poem


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

You took me on an incredible journey, the weaves of the poem like roads, and you ended the journey perfectly. Thank you for this beautiful poem. Jamie


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM Author

zuyena: Oh yes, doesn't it. I am sure this situation has happened to many out there. Thanks so much for your comments and for reading this - most appreciated.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM Author

MG Singh: Thank you so much and thank you for reading this. Most appreciated.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM Author

Jamie: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed reading this. Your thoughts are most appreciated.


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suziecat7 17 months ago from Asheville, NC

Beautiful poem. I'm very glad I decided to stop by.


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bluebird 17 months ago

This touches every heart, a universal longing for the long lost friend. You did well and I enjoyed it.


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whonunuwho 17 months ago from United States

Nicely done and so poignant and heart felt. Well received by all who read. whonu


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suzettenaples 17 months ago from Taos, NM Author

suzie: Thank you so much for stopping to read my poem and I am glad you enjoyed it.


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suzettenaples 17 months ago from Taos, NM Author

bluebird: Thanks so much for stopping by to read this and I am so glad you enjoyed it.


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suzettenaples 17 months ago from Taos, NM Author

who: Thanks so much for you kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed reading this.

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