CHANGING OF THE GUARD

ALWAYS FRIENDS

I have come to visit you

I remain quiet and go unnoticed

You hurry to clean and get things done

I tease you with temptation and desire

I dance upon your lips

When you attempt to scratch that itch you can not reach

I am there

I am here to remind you life is filled with the unknown

As your eyes flutter from a fascination from within

You feel a moment of comfort and safety

I see you have worked so hard to make things nice

I have never stopped

Trying to reel you in

 When you think the end of the line is near,

I gently pull and tug

And take you further than you can ever imagine to many distant shores

As you watch the coastline

You see the rocky edge

See the crashing of the waves

Tips of foam

That crash and break

With all their might they proclaim

All the greatness they can see

Soon so slowly they completely cover

The sands of the beaches so innocent and left open

Not to disappear and evaporate

But mix and blend

From end to end 

At last you can see

You have been truely tantalized

Tickled on every part

Every ounce of light that is sparkling and bright

Radiates your true color

Friends enjoy with amazement

Of all the peaceful tranquillity

Of all the natural wonders that take place

So as you continue on with your day

Feel the rush

As you suddenly blush

Just let it happen

Enjoy it for the moment

Your innocence has been lost

The special wonderful gift has been given

Recieved to hold forever more

 

Comments 89 comments

\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

oops....... we had a death at the nursing home yesterday, my guard was down...... up in the night re - living the poor old ladies, last few days will write a hub about it.... lovely to find this when i switched on my computer


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

you are there for people even after their friends and family are gone.HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT.You have changed their life forever and the best part is they have changed your life for the better to.The memories of the people you have met are precious and can be relived in your mind over and over again in a moments thought.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

you are very biased towards me aren't you..... i like it. Wonder whether the martini's also played there part,,,,, back on guard now


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

missed you tonight speak soon


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

just read this again the question i need to ask is why????? I know the answer so why ask...... you're not telling


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

It depends on how many martini's 2 or 3.How many years have you spent on guard duty.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I think writers have the busiest life on earth.They live life and enjoy it so much that they want to take the time to write about it.So they sit down and write.Hours later after rereading,then proof reading, we can say we love our writing and our work here is done.Not so fast. Once again we know this isn't true by a long shot.We want people to read what we wrote.If we are lucky and don't have to wait forever. Somebody who cares for us reads it.Then quess what happens next?You quessed it.We are lucky to get a response.Then of course, it's not the response we had hoped for.Then we go back and think about what we wrote and what we tried so hard to say when we wrote it.Still confident and feeling the same way like when we wrote it. We have two choices to make. Tell people what we meant when we wrote it and we can bare it all. Which takes all the fun out of it,I think. The second choice and sometimes the better one is let the reader decide what we were trying to say and keep our own deep feelings locked in our souls for ever.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Please do tell?


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

all my life 3 or 4 but i meant why in question to this hub


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

You have such a tough job.Many people couldn't do the job you do.You have lots of compassion and understanding for people.Those qualities come through your writings.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

why would you be bothering me..... where do you want to talk


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Here or anywhere is fine.I didn't see anyone else asking questions about anything more than the poems.So I thought maybe you chatted in the forums or somewhere else.People are funny in life. One day your their friend next day they don't know your name.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i do go on the forums sometimes, but haven't really chatted much with anyone else................ i know what you mean


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I keep learning more about the hubs it is sometimes easy to get lost reading and you don't have the time to write.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

I know tell me about it..... i read loads and loads and enjoy reading, and chatting with people, but it does not get the writing done does it,,,,,, except it gets you in the constant reading and learning and enjoying this site mode.......


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

GIVE ME A SMILE AND MAKE TWO PEOPLE HAPPY AT ONCE.One smile a day goes along way. caring son


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i am smiling, keep finding your comments, what else would i do only smile......


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Maybe you can start a new career in smilology.You can be responsible for bringing smiles to thousands of people and children all around the world.Then you can teach me to smile like that?I'm always up for a good smile.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

YOU HAVE NEVER even seen me smile...... what if i had a really grumpy face and it would not fit at all with your image of me


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

The world is flat and we can't fly in the sky.Boy why worry about things that aren't true.Just be yourself and the truth always shines thru.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i do have a grumpy face...... no i dont.....


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

You missed my comment in passing.The only way you would have a grumpy face as if you were a clown..and you wanted to look sad for the moment.for fun


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

you are at work aren't you.........


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I find work fun but not that much fun.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

you are at work you just rushed off....... any way what is your job..... are you not being a son today


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I am tryig to be a good son hard working and always keeping an open mind how to make you realize you are blessed with so many gifts amd talents you just don't see them yet.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i wish i really knew you, and knew how you knew me and why you care, and i wish i was really blessed with many talents and gifts........ if so where will they take me.... ah questions questions will there ever be any answers.....


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

First don't we know each other from are writings we write.The world is huge.There are so many caring people in this world!!!!Unfortunately the news concentrates on the bad because they say thats what sells newspapers.I say bull #


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

You have so many talents and the only way to enjoy them is to spend time enjoying them now.Can you write me a new hub titled Questions questions will there ever be any answers.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

yes i will i wanted to write a hub, but was not sure what to call it??????


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

now where do we go from here....


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

You a loss for words IMPOSSIBLE!Come on do what always do.Leave everyone reading your next hub in awe.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

The world is your oyster just don't clam up.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

who is everyone.... i have clammed up just for now....


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

everywhere you go you seem to meet so many admirers.Don't you see you help others understand the world in which we all live and help me personally work and strive on improving my thoughts and making my writings better.Thank you again if you have not noticed how much fun I enjoy talking with you.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

well i don't really have admirers in real life, honestly i don't.... a different side of me obviously comes out on here.... It's nice to get acquanted with you also, and i hope to do some decent hubs but i am just tired i think....


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Well by now you are deep in dream land.Dream of you doing all the things you want to.You don't have to wait no longer.In your dreams anything you want can be yours.Enjoy always .....


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i am getting a little more assertive that is one good thing, like your avatar


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Excuse me, did somebody order pizza?


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

this has become a very private little session, as you see, care to join in........ we ordered drinks, and pizza


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

$10.95 please.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

he is paying see if you can find him, and then let me know who he is, probably you.... you mad hatter


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Actually I just wanted to say that I really like the poem. It's very powerful with a little hint of anger to it, I think. I was a little afraid to comment before because this is such a private public conversation, you know. But yes, a very good poem.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I think your just waiting for the right moment your timing is great.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Pizza's here and nobody to eat it.I can't let it go to waste.mmm good.I hope you like hawiian.They will come back with more just for you.


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Jess thanks for coming and your welcome anytime.dig in.Whats your favorite more pizza on the way.Good night to all and to all a good night.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

thanks you did not even save one morsel for me


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I thought you couldn't wait and went out for chinese.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

we will get pizza another night, a few drinks and a cosy chat, we will meet somewhere on here......


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Chat,chat,chat that's what I do best.Where are you now?I know where you are tucked nicely in your warm comfortable bed.Dream on and on.Anything you can imagine can be yours.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i have a day off. Was supposed to be going on a course for recreational therapy, but funding was unavailable, so i am going to tidy my house, and practice my writing and communicative skills today,...... the day belongs to me


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I have to work.I am glad I have to go to work. It gives me time to appreciate this time I'm not in work and I am enjoying talking and learning about everything.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

always a positive..... i like working, but did too many hours last week. Everyone was bitching and falling out, it so wrecked my head, nice peaceful day today, with no one to bug me


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I am so glad you had a good day.The bad day will disapear soon it always does.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

so heree we are again..... hello, lost all my work but starting again, give me a title for a hub...... how are you


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Before you left i was so proud. I felt in a really good mood one day and I read all your stories.Not knowing what was about to happen.I left comments on all of them.Did you happen to see them before you left?Thinking of ya.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

yep i did i read every single one, and i thank yous so much..... can you believe i deleted them all and have kept no records of them, silly me, but i will stay this time, it had to happen, i could not go on writing under my own name. Thanks a lot. I looked over at your profile page and all your posting, and the names of lots of my work is there, as you said you read one after another,,,,, that is all i have the titles you commented on...... how are things with you/


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Things are great.You don't have to worry about the writings you lost.I know they were just the beginning of all your greater works to come.Sometimes you have no control over what happens to things.Other times you do but make silly mistakes.But we move to the future and remember all the good things about your writings.I am so happy that now I was one of few people to read those and no one else can.Like getting to see an extinct bird before it disappears.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

that's a lovely way of looking at it, moving on is a good idea


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I am looking up towards the sky do you remember how to fly?


poetlorraine 7 years ago

ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha aha ha ha

I wish........... remember my poem under the same sky also


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

When I have a little more time I will tell you what I remember.But for now it has been really wonderful talking to you again.May wonderful ideas and good health follow you where ever you go.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

thanks a lot, appreciate it


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I know there is a smile out there with your name on it.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

i am sure somewhere there must be........


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

hint..Just under your nose silly.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

ah how could i miss it


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Life has been crazy busy.Miss you poetlorraine.Work comes first and everything else second....unfortunately.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

i am waiting no problem...


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

What a good day for a day dream.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

off to work now might even be late, better hurry


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

Work is so important.It makes everything else happen.It pays the bills and gives us a sense of pride.Drive slow and have a wonderful day.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

i cannot drive can u believe it....... anyone for a pizza


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

I remember the stories of us talking about getting you to drive.Taking classes and driving at last.I know you can do it.Even if you don't drive much after.You can go where ever you want when you want and freedom is yours.Drive baby drive would be another great hub for you to write.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

oh god, i am scared


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DREAM ON 7 years ago Author

poetlorraine don't be silly.Millions of people drive every day.It is so much fun.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

read all this and cried aw..... the good old days


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

How about the good new days.You have learned so much since then.You have learned Billions of more things in just a few months time.Never go back.Always go forward.What you learned then is with you now.But you are a little wiser and more wonderful.Isn't that what god wants.You to be the best you can be.He doesn't want you to be framed like a picture and hung on a wall.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

or trapped in a cage.....it is nice to know someone cares


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

I think your purple hair says it all!Your a block buster hit.You just don't see it.It is like a beautiful woman not realizing how pretty she is.She believes only what her mind tells her.She misses out on life and all the opportunities that come her way.She only sees bad.She only feels bad.Is that the way god wanted us to live?No.Is it her choice to live that way?Yes.Will god help her?Yes.Will she see gods help and take his hand?Probably not.She will die probably thinking this is my sad life and thats the way it is.Is that reality or fantasy.


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Joy56 5 years ago

wow i missed that last comment from you there. I am still alive, and just found two former selves. Brenda and Poet Lorraine, and now here i am again...... how many times have i been low, and hardly anyone else knows, i am on the up and up now, i appreciate your comments, and kindness..... I am a complicated creature for sure. Nice that these conversations are recorded here. God is always there, and he works in mysterious ways. Hub Pages has always been a blessing for me, i feel he directs me to helping hands, and kindness when i need it most......

Now i am moving forward once more, i am not going to miss out on opportunities, your last comment went un noticed 15months ago, but i hear ya....... love, n hugs.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Joy 56 I missed you too.There is no need to leave and hide when things get rough or sad.Turn to a friend and see your split ends bond again.If your feeling cranky and don't feel yourself relax and let your feelings out do a poem or give one big shout.I will be reading and listening for your sighs.Now that you know life is never that bad.Put a smile back where it belongs on a wonderful person who I have known for so long.You became a very special friend when I first came here on the HubPages.Talk soon and special thanks for reading a touch of me.


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Joy56 5 years ago

ha the good old days, i still remember them. I was so confused at the time, i remember, that because some of the people on here had multiple accounts, everyone i spoke to was the same person.... I was not in a great place, but i see that now. Thank goodness for people to chat to.

I am going for counselling tom. since i was treated so badly in a couple of my previous jobs. They have given us so many hours to chat about what has happened, as so many carers, are suffering, hopefully it will help me move forward. I am doing some training for The Samaritans also. Yesterday the phone rang and it was them calling me, to tell me when my training begins. Now i ask you, who gets the Samaritans phoning them????


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Joy 56 Once again your life is turning around.Welcome the new and exciting changes that you have always wanted and now get to experience.I like to think of these as good new days that will make our friendship bloom.The HubPages gave me time to find myself and appreciate others for all their hard work.I am on my way.I can see it in my mind and my body just has to catch up to it.By mistake I went to Poet Lorraine and I seen user doesn't exsist.I was in a panic that you have left again without saying goodbye.Thanks for not bringing down your hard work and letting others appreciate your poems and beauty.You can now follow the trail to a beautiful open field where you can turn into a butterfly and fly as high as you want.I have a tough time being one person never mind two people.I just try to learn one more new thing toay and then I am a happy camper.Have a great day loved the comment.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Joy 56 You have come and gone.Each time to try to find yourself.You have always been the same person you just now are aware.You have to enjoy where you are now and accept everything you have done because then you can move forward with eyes focused on the prize and your body walking forward.This is your life and you are the leader and no one else can take that responsibility.So stand tall and give a huge grin because you are now the best you have ever been.Have a wonderful day.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This is great Dream on! I cannot express how much devotion is shown here. Thanks for sharing!

smiles :(

bella


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Bellawritter Thanks for sharing and caring and being a friend.The HubPages is growing and I think it is wonderful and so positive.Have a great day.


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Joy56 5 years ago

lots of positivity flying around, i am still around, will not delete again.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Joy56 I think you have so much going for you.To see all your hard work deleted makes me sad.Stay focused and enjoy all the Joys you bring to others by loving yourself first.I am always cheering you on.Thanks for making my day by helping me along naturally.Hope all is better.E-Mail me whenever you want.

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