I Call Her Friend

Ode to BobbiRant

 

A low-point of mine, no, I wasn’t fine

Disillusion and despair I called mine

I found someone new on who I depend

My salvation, and I call her friend

 

Encouraging me, yes, “all in good time”

Her words supplied my steady lifeline

Courageous beauty, rants she penned

My salvation, and I call her friend

 

Truth not spared and forever sublime

She hasn’t the stomach, no time for slime

Mincing no words, no lies to defend

My salvation, and I call her friend

 

BobbiRant is her pen, no, never a mime

Bringing light to dark, expose’ the crime

Power in truth is her means to an end

My salvation, and I call her friend

 

Life far finer, as her spirit does shine

Light the cobwebs, unravel the twine

BobbiRant, her helping hand to extend

My salvation, and I call her friend

Waiting on a Friend

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epigramman 5 years ago

....this is what makes you not only a great writer Amy but a great friend to all of us here at the Hub - and what a heartfelt and pure tribute you have conceived in order to honor your fellow hubber (hubbette), colleague and peer ! I'm impressed by your decency and integrity as a human being anyway but this just confirms my obvious perception when it comes to good taste in other people.

By the way you have chosen one of my all time favorite songs by the Stones (I kid you not) and it's also a wonderful evocative video of that most beautiful of all sentiments - being blessed with friendship!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

OMG! I too love this Rolling Stones song. You are up there with with one of the sweetest people I know here. I have made so many good friends and you just brought a tear to my eye. I will tell you true, it is so easy to call you friend and it has been my pleasure, in fact the pleasure is ALL mine to be able to come read your excellent writings. So many great writers here, all should be at the 100 mark, but all are 100 in my book. You, my Dear, are priceless so you exceed the 100 mark. I am humbled.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, my sweet friend. I can hardly wait for BobbiRant to see it, but I will refrain from telling her as the best part is the surprise. I appreciate your kind words. You warm my heart, Epigramman. I'm glad you like my choice of song. I wanted the original Stones video but embedding has been disabled by request. And, yes, there is nothing better than a friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I am so glad you like it, BobbiRant. I meant every word. Merry Christmas to you and your love, vietnamvet68, another great friend here at the hub.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

Amy Becherer - You have such a Loveing and kind heart, May the lord bless you with happiness in your live. God Bless you my dear friend


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Merry Christmas to you, vietnamvet68 and thank you for your beautiful wishes. You and your Mrs. are the best! And in all the friends I've me here at the hub, I have already been blessed.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such a fitting tribute to a dear friend. I know they will love it! Thank you for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Augustine. I hope they truly do enjoy this. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate your commentary. With everyone busy approaching Christmas, if I don't see you before, have a wonderful Christmas, A.A.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Amy, this is a beautiful tribute to a lady I also call friend. Voted up and up.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, MartieCoetser. BobbiRant was my first friend here at the hub. I think the world of her. I appreciate you stopping and your comments. Merry Christmas!


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

This is so neat! Really wonderful, Amy! Bobbi is so fortunate to have you as a friend and you express this SO WELL!! I just realized that I am not following you but..NOW I AM!!! How did I not notice? Anyway, love ya and your loving soul!!!

I hope you're feeling better now! Your words have certainly helped others...I'm glad you're getting that back from Bobbirant~~! and all of us!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yes, the hub crowd feels like family. I've not had one person be condensending or uncaring in any way. I know I have a long way to go before I'm the writer I'd like to be, but still, everyone is supportive and encouraging, which has made a shy person like me, gain my sea legs. I love all of you!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very nice tribute. That BobbiRant is a jewel! Great poem!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

She is a magnificent blend of courage, fire, fiesty, funny, kind, humane, honest, bright, talented, tenacious, loving and caring...just a wonderful package of the best humankind has to offer. And that's the truth! Thank you for hopping off your bike to read and comment, Micky Dee.

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