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Summer Days in Amsterdam

Updated on November 2, 2016

A Special Connection

I’ve always wanted to travel. As a young girl, I would dream of distant lands and meeting new people. However, I got caught up in my own little world of relationships here in America, trying to find my way. I don’t think I ever really believed I could make it anywhere oceans away.

And I haven't, for the most part, but with the glorious invention of technology and gurus like Mark Zuckerberg coding social media outlets, I have made many friends from around the globe; however, none as special as the young guy I met from Amsterdam. We both often wonder how we came to meet, neither of us can recall who asked who to become friends on Facebook. It seems one day we were friends out of the blue and from the first conversation knew the friendship was special.

I never really asked him, but for me, it was fate, we seemed to have a similar existence, even though mine had been a bit longer than his. We both seemed to be targets for heartbreak and struggle. We are the unique in this world of complicated society. Both of us simple beings of just living our own life without being materialistic types or care too much for a major social life.

This poem was inspired by his faithful friendship of understanding, and I don’t think he realizes exactly how much it means to me that he has been my companion to lean on even though he’s so far away.

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Soulmate

He told me the

summer days were hot,

sticky and miserable

full of drought.

Heavy to breathe,

it carries him away

to restless nights

and stagnated days.


However, when it finally rains,

the sun's flames

burn out, and

Amsterdam becomes

a grey belle;

abound with umbrellas

of people walking around.


It’s weird, he says,

it’s a briskly feel of humid

mixed with a cool appeal.

The puddles become

clear and magnify the city,

and as you walk by them,

you see a picturesque vision;

blue skies and tree lines shine

with shimmer.

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He takes pictures

for me and with his

gracious demeanor,

explains every little

detail with such

spirit and vigor.

And as I listen and

look at the views,

I keep hope to myself

that time will stand still.


I admire my friend

from over the sea,

and I appreciate all his

time he gives up for me.

Few his age would

choose to do so, I know

there are many more

places he could go.


I may never get

my wish to travel

to Amsterdam

And see my dear friend

but my mind still drifts

to the Netherlands;

corner cafes sipping tea,

sitting with him and

conversing dreams.


Jumping on trams

and laughing out loud,

because I don’t

understand the way

the Dutch sound.

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Two years ago,

I was extremely

lucky to find in him

a generous mate;

not of love, but

of life and fate.

A loving and kind

mystery man, it’s the

most special

friendship that I’ve

ever had.


He may be young,

and I might not be,

but that is of

no matter in the grand

scheme of things.


For barriers have

been broken with us;

it is our age and distance

that instead carry us,

to an understanding of

different worlds, in current

times, a peace seems

to unfurl and we become

intertwined.

More Photos of Amsterdam in the Netherlands

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© 2015 Missy Smith

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you again, Darius. I love meeting people from around the globe, and thanks to the Internet, I have met some really great people, and made some truly great friends. I hope you become one of those as well. :)

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      Darius Kamiab 2 years ago from Tunbridge Wells / Manchester, UK

      I relate to your friendship with him, such a lovely piece Missy :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I have made some very special friendships thanks to the Internet. My friend from Amsterdam has turned into one of my best friends. We talk almost everyday. He is special, and I feel we have a unique and special friendship. I cherish it.

      Thank you, billybuc, for commenting on this Hub. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That is a lovely tribute to your friend, Missy! If he didn't feel appreciated before, I have no doubt he does now. Very, very beautiful. The power of words...the power of friendship.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Ditto to you aviannovice. I'm really glad I encountered you as well. I love visiting your page and reading your poems and articles. If I had more time in the day, I would probably be there much more often. Thanks again, and many blessings to you. :)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Friendship is a beautiful feeling between two souls destined to intertwine no matter where they lie their heads at night. I'm so pleased that I encountered you, and your passion. Don't ever stop traveling within your boundless nature.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      That sounds lovely, Missy. Oh, Yes, friendships should never be colored coded! We are all unique and special just as we are ...otherwise it would be a boring world for sure. I have just seen a lot of disturbing happenings when it comes to online as there are predators who search out beautiful women and befriend them. I am glad you don't give out too much info such as address, etc. I do love HubPages so much for the wonderful writer friends I've made from around the globe who have enriched my life and I thank God for them and our unique friendships. God bless you and your sweet friend, Kai. He has a sweet face. Blessings to all our virtual friends around the world.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      It's a very special friendship. I'm sort of surprised myself that we have so much in common since he is much younger than I. He's only 25, but he is an old soul. Just the sweetest young man you could ever meet. I've known him for two years now, and I can honestly say I would trust him with my life.

      I do, however, understand your concerns about being guarded. I try not to post a lot of my private details on Facebook. I may say I live in Florida, but I don't say what city, unless I do start to trust you and have known you for a while.

      I think a lot about what God would want me to do when I get friend requests from distant places, and I know he has made me special in a lot of ways. He has made me color blind and very non-judgmental. He has made me realize there is good and evil everywhere, and I am more scared of walking out of my own front door rather than making a friendship over seas. I think I have made some very respectable friends. Friends who if I was extremely guarded I would have never made, and I would have missed out. However, in saying that I do get your concerns. :)

      Thanks Faith! I always love reading your comments, and I will be visiting your page to read more of your work as soon as I find a little time to relax. That is something I do find very hard to do. lol...Take Care!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Dana. One day, I hope to get to Amsterdam. Until then, I have my sweet friend who takes me everywhere with him through video and photos. I've been to several amusement parks and have probably seen every nook and crannie of the city. He's a very sweet guy. ! :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Missy, Thank you for sharing of your special friendship from afar. Love the photos of Amsterdam. It is a fascinating city. Friendship is a special kind of love and your poem certainly expresses such. I am a bit more guarded, especially friending those I don't know via facebook just for privacy and protection of my family. Having stated that, however, I do know God places people in our lives for a reason.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Always wanted to visit Amsterdam. Beautiful pic's and lovely poem

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Frank. I do love photos and my friends from around the globe will usually take pictures for me often, especially my Amsterdam friend. I had so many. It was kind of hard to choose which ones to display on my hub. I enjoyed writing this poem, and I'm happy you like it.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, whonunuwho. I'm glad I could start your day off with a nice view.:)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Jonas. I believe he was pleased. When I write about a friend, I usually will let them have first look. He enjoyed reading it, and I certainly enjoyed writing it. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness.. love the pictures.. and the poetry.. a great all around hub that is useful voted up and awesome :)

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Beautiful work here my friend. Nice to read at the beginning of a new day. whonu

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      Amsterdam is also a dream city of mine. I'm sure your friend will appreciate this poem, Missy.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you my sweet friend Kai! We will indeed be friends forever! :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Surabhi and Swalia. Your kind words are very much appreciated. :)

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      Kai 2 years ago

      that was well written missy.

      Thank you for being my friend for years and we will see many more years ^^

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      what a way to say thanks to your friend...loved it!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Wao! I'm sure it will bring joy to your friend after reading this vivacious poetry. Voted up! Keep on writing, Missy :)