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The Families We Make

Daily special Dec. 10th prompt.

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This poem was written for a very dear friend of mine. It speaks of friendship and the bond between true friends. I’ve learned, during my way over half a century life that true and real friends are rare. Friends do not disrespect or judge each other. They do not make light of your ailments or faults but rather support and love you just the way you are. They do not need to buy their way into your life but rather give you their hope, support, and inspiration. I’ve many friends and acquaintances yet few who are real and true to this unconditional love. For those whom I love and love me unconditionally, this is for you.

The Families We Make

Though we are not sisters
my family
would not be complete
without you.

The unconditional love
I have for you
makes me a better person. By your example
I have learned
to expect nothing
and give more

Though miles away
Your Christmas card wish embraced my heart with joyous tears.
Tears that will hold my heart, cleanse my soul and wash away my blues

You inspire
my thoughts, my heart,
and I thank you
my friend,
for being you.

Thank you Ravyne Hawke for the Daily Special prompt

Thank you for reading.



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Joanne Olivieri

Joanne Olivieri


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