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My Imaginary Friend

Updated on March 28, 2015
Close your eyes and let your imagination run.
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Reach for the stars.
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The skies hold no limit to your imagination
The skies hold no limit to your imagination | Source


My imaginary friend

has helped me fly without wings


She’s confided to me

Her most secret things


She’s created a stage

On which I entertained millions

With my talent to sing, dance and skate

On stars by the cagillions


He helped me ready for war

By the blackberry paint that I wore


He helped me mine for gold

In regions untold


My imaginary friend has built ladders

To the stars

Where my dreams do live

Within reach – they’re never too far

And none I’ll beseech


My imaginary friend

Can be a he or a she


My imaginary friend has always been me!







Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining, or Rhyming

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© 2013 Shauna L Bowling

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      Shauna L Bowling 23 months ago from Central Florida

      Audrey, I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Without imagination life would be quite dull!

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      Audrey Selig 23 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Shauna - I love imaginary friends who are always invented by the child himself. This poem is so awesome, and created great adventures. This is the first poem I ever read about an imaginary friend. I love writing and hearing about the subject. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Aw, shucks, Crafty! You've got me blushin'!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Of course Brave! I find it wonderful to be here and feel privileged to be among fine writers such as yourself! :D

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Crafty. I'm tickled that you are taking the time to get to know me!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      This is beautiful Brave! I love your poems.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Cool, Martie. Have I seen your hub about imaginary friends? If not, will you email me the link? I'll be sure to give it a look when I finish my writing quota for today.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      This is a beautiful poem about your imaginary friend, bravewarrior. I've had an imaginary twin sister when I was a child up to 12 years old when my diary became my best friend. I am going to link this hub to my hub about imaginary friends.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Lisa! Come out and play sometime!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      This is very nice, I really enjoyed it! Thanks for posting, I voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your amazing comment, beingwell!

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      We all had (or have) one. I'm grateful for my perfect friend. You're as real to me as anything else. Voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You're welcome, Midget. Thank you for stopping by!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      And our best friends are ourselves. Thanks for sharing, Brave Warrior.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Wayne and that's for the follow. What a treat!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very nicely done. A pleasure to read.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Spy! Enjoy your day, my sweet friend!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Perfect ending Sha!!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Eddy. Backatcha my friend!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful poem Shauna;I vote up and here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Paula, I don't know what I'd do without my imaginary friend!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sha....Thank Heaven for Imaginary friends....often they save us from ourselves!!.....UP+++

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Blossom, you made me chuckle. My imaginary friend was never a being other than myself transformed. I get tickled (and wonder) about those who actually thought they had (other) beings by their side!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Imaginary friends are great. Children, especially enjoy them. Our son had an imaginary pet horse and woe betide anyone who closed the car door too quickly before the horse had got in, too!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Jim, you've got me laughing out loud! I never thought of it that way, but if the shoe fits..... ha ha! Thanx for making my day!

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      Jim Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Probably the best explanation I've yet read for why we talk to ourselves!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Linda. I never had an imaginary friend, so to speak, when I was little, but I always imagined I was an Indian warrior, or a squaw or a gold miner, famous dancer, etc. My imaginary friend lived within me!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Oh Shauna, I love this. Isn't it true that our imaginary friends are extensions of ourselves and in being, they know our dreams. This was really beautiful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Randi, I'm glad this one touched you. Enjoy your day!

      Martin, what was your imaginary friend's name?

      Rasma, I always say 'you're your own best friend'!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Enjoyed. Sounds like you have a great friend in your imaginary friend.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I had one! He was replaced by Mark Winters, my first real friend.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful! So very true! Thank youfor this poem. I can't say how much it touched me just now! Up and beautiful!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Ahh-loved this!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, huh? Wednesday is my day? What, pray tell does that mean?

      Laurinzo, I was trying not to repeat the thoughts in my short story "How I Became Bravewarrior". My imagination brought forth bravewarrior. Check out my tale. I posted it a while back.....

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I love this Shauna... my imaginary friends weren't nearllllly as "groovy" as yours

      and I love this poem

      and what an incredible imagination you have... awesome!!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely. I was smiling as I read it. I love simplicity in poetry; it appeals to me much more than the heavy, metaphor-ridden poetry. :)

      love to you my dear

      Wednesday is your day

      bill

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Linda, without my imaginary friend, I'd be lost!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Well done Shauna! Your imaginary friend sounds like a good friend to have. An everlasting friendship.