the perfect friend

May 27, 2016

the perfect friend

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the perfect friend

they hear with eyes intent on what i say.
eyes stay fixed and do not flitter,
side to side, or wander far away.
the tilt of head, encouraging,
and with their gentle smile,
i feel special, confident to speak
soon,
i discern that something, is unique;
inhibited i falter, words then swiftly fade;
for this rapt listener is rare.
no interruption do they make.
they are not compelled to have
their say.
when we part, a warmth surrounds —
self-worth is strong, i strive no more;
at least no more today. 

 

Dedicated to Darlene Cunningham, a true friend to so many and to me.

3 Comments

  1. Leona Nelson Says: May 28, 2016 8:45 pm

    And, oh, how I miss those kind of conversations with Treena.

  2. Lynn Severance Says: May 29, 2016 12:53 pm

    To have a friend, such as Treena describes, is a gift more precious than gold.

    To be a friend, such as Treena describes comes as a golden touch from God’s Sprit within and a choice to love another unconditionally.

  3. Jean Says: June 16, 2016 1:03 pm

    Well said !!

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