THE SEVEN SIGNS OF VIRTUE AND EVERLASTING FRIENDSHIP


'A friend is someone who reaches out for your hand... and touches your heart'


Honesty it the truth that counts,

For lies, make crooked minds,

For relationships with honesty,

Are the most rewarding kind.


Listening is a precious gift,

To let the troubled talk,

For endless, selfish chaffer,

Is a one-man way to walk?


Compassion is a beacon,

To those whose lives are bleak,

It is a genuine sense of caring,

A softer way to speak.


Giving is a virtue,

For which is onward going,

A desire to inspire,

A thoughtful way of showing.


A humbleness of spirit,

Will spare a man his life,

It will make a man say sorry,

When he has caused such strife.


Tenderness is fetching,

A concern for others thoughts,

For trust takes time and effort,

It never can be bought.


Respect for others values,

Their morals, thoughts and plans,

To raise up understanding,

Of every precious man.


When these seven virtues speak,

A friendship lasts forever,

Two closely knitted hearts,

Will always stay together.


Copyright © 2009 Blondepoet


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia

BP I'm thinking something else, have you noticed how all the great or mystical phenonoms has the nr. 7 attached to it...


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

How sweet and true! Thank you, BP, for the lovely poem!


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

I love these photos! The poem is very true. How are you today Blondepoet?


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MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

That is so beautiful, I love it! It's so positive and sweet. Great job honey:)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hiya men are dorks you have mystified me yet again. What is nr.7. Lol forgive me for my ignorance ......lol.

Aww thanks Christoph, just had a burst to let one go here.x0x


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks a million my dear friend RK. Yikessssssssss just looked at the clock it is 4.00am in morn. Oh god my alarm is set for 6 today too.xoxoxox

Miss Jamie thankyou too. Bless your little cotton picking socks for being such a lovely comment.x0


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MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

This poem is very similar to the style that I write most, I think it's amazing! You're welcome for the comment...you're funny:) Keep up the good work! You taking the 100/30 hubs in 30 days challenge? I wish I had the mind to do it, I really do:)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi Jamie I saw that about the challenge in the Forums, do you win anything or get anything for your troubles? Could not work out what the challenge actually is. Gee I don't know if I could spit that many out.xox


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Great poem, BP! Hey you can do 30 in 30 days


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Lovely, lovely poem. Simple and beautiful with a good message, to boot!

Thanks for sharing - this is a keeper!!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Beautiful my dear...just beautiful and I loved the u-tube presentation...Thanks for such a refreshing poem...G-Ma :O) Hugs


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Cindy thanks heaps. These 30 hubs what do you get from doing it, I need some incentive LMAO

Hiya RooBee thanks so much,lovely to see you.x0x

Hey G-Ma thank you so much.Hope you have been going ok, many hugs to you too you little softy.xoxox(hugs)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Wisdom in verse. Very nice. You write a very nice poem, BP!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Chief aww thanks a million. I got my first book published yesterday am sooo excited through and through.x0


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Just read your last comment - CONGRATS!!! That is so great, a toast to blondepoet! (clink, glug, glug, glug, aaah)


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

This hub truely touches the soul.

Compassion is a beacon,

To those whose lives are bleak,

It is a genuine sense of caring,

A softer way to speak....


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks sooo much RooBee let us both raise a glass and toast to that. I really appreciate that. I will go chill some champagne, what a good excuse to have a drink loool.

Oh thankyou shamelabboush you are a sweetheart,xo


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

I love your poem! It is true, beautiful and inspirational!

And congratulations on your book! How exciting!!! :D


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so so much k@ri, oooo I am thrilled myself. It took a few years of procrastination to finish it. I have a problem finishing anything so I am so pleased that I finally finished a dream I started.x0x0


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey BC yes so true very few have it. I find so many people are more interested in talking about themselves.Everyone can talk but how many can really listen. ? Great to see you, thanks for your sweet comment(hugs)x0


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santoion 7 years ago

Beautiful ! Thank You !


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so very much santoion :)


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ratcliffe07 7 years ago

sorry i read one of your comments...no. 7 according to the Old Testament...is the number of completion and beauty and perfection. It is the day God rested after creating the earth. It is the number of menorahs (each with 7 candelabras) that are in the jewish temple. There are many more 7 numbers. Numbers in the old testament are full of meaning...it is fascinating.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi ratcliffe07 thanks so much for letting me know what that was, he never came back to tell me what he meant. Have a great day. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha certainly CabinGirl anything for you. Thanks for coming by. :)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

This poem is sweet! I gotta call all my friends and dedicate this poem to them!....Did you actually wrote this yourself?


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Awww thanks May. Did I write it myself looool?...I sure did May, I would not bother to write a Hub with someone elses poem...it is from my first book which got published last wekkend woooo hooooo.xox


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

hope all is well and goes well with my friend from OZ. goodbye dear one


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

hey C.C oh it's great to hear from you. I have had so many things on the go, in a way it's bad, but on the other hand it keeps me out of trouble lol. Has your schedule slowed down a little, I was getting ready to come and help you weed your garden.xox


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Sod your hub, If CC's OK please let me know. I can do without guesses..


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Thank you for sharing from your book we are blessed with your writing and insight, Big Thanks!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi The Old Firm yes I have heard from C.C and he is fine. he just got tired of writing for little cents

Thankyou so much C.S.Alexis I really appreciate your comments


isis_dreams2002 7 years ago

what a Beautiful poem wtg bp keep it up mandy


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much isis I will do. I will be writing all my life without doubt, there is always so much to write on lol.


isis_dreams2002 7 years ago

that is true there is always something to write about lol


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Dont know how I missed this (hubchallengeflood?) Great thoughtful poem Deb.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Yes I know isis my mind never stops lol......even when I am sleeping it is in full force mode lol.

Aww thanks Sixty I love to write from my heart. :)


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Yes You certainly know how to do that.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh Sixty you know all the right things to say to a gal don't ya?? xoxox


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Well Toady did say I am sexy!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

And indeed Toady is always right :)


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Such wonderful points. Deb, you are so sweet. I kind of think that honesty is the main attraction. Honesty lends itself to compassion, virtue, and all the rest. It means so much.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou as always Dolores and I do agree honesty is like the foundation to everything else. xoxox


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daveearley 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

Very nicely put, I enjoyed this.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Dave have a great Xmas.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

This is a very bright hearted peace, no saddness or masked art thru humor. Very genuine. Nice to have the subtle touch of the flowers and fauna to accent the mood. It is effective, even down to the bold face of the text makes you pause and concentrate when you first look at the page. You could probably expand just these seven ideas into a longer form. I give it an A++ on your Report Card!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks blake it is great to get a great feed-back. Makes writing all the worth-while. Great idea about expanding too. Looking back at some of my older hubs they could do with a little editing lol. You want to be my male secretary haha. :)


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purpleangel47 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I love your poems Blondepoet. They reach deep down into dark places that people don't always have the courage to go. Thank you for sharing your journey.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh thank you purple so much what a beautiful thing to say. That means a lot to me.

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