Monday, July 21, 2014

Sonnet # 47: God bless the friends

Sometimes you need a friend who's really solid;
who's calm no matter what your crisis is,
who's there for you in times both rich and squalid,
for birthdays, Mother's Days and Christmases -- 

All those moments when life fails your expectations
or gifts you with unpleasantness undeserved.
They listen without judgment to your frustrations,
and snuggle close and murmur "Why, that's absurd!"

So here's to all the rocks that keep us steady:
a toast to those who don't freak out at tears,
who know just when to tease us, and when we're ready
to laugh again, and when to honor our fears.

May all those folks be blessed with sun and flowers,
and may they find safe shelter from life's showers.

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