Banner Mountain Girl # 54 — A Friend Never Says Goodbye

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A Friend Never Says Goodbye 

A friend is one who stands nearby.
When others go their way,
a friend arrives to stay,
to laugh with you or sometimes cry.
One who will hold your hand
and always understand,
a friend will never say goodbye.

                                                             © Freeda Baker Nichols

 

 

 

Beauty is many things

Beauty is many things. It is the sun rising above the timberline to give its light to a dark and waiting world. It is the sound of a loved one’s voice when an eternity has elapsed since you last heard the familiar echoes in your heart. It is the violet beside the road, the Sweet Williams, the rose petals and budding oaks in spring. It is the voice of a friend when you need someone who understands. There is a secret– the beholder of beauty must open not only his eyes but his heart if he is to see the total realm of beauty. Like the ivy across a trellis, beauty and love intertwine, the one depends upon the other. Together they stand out in all their splendor.Collage for blog 1

From my Journal . . .

 

Beauty is many things. It is the sun rising above the timberline to give its light to a dark and waiting world.
It is the sound of a loved one’s voice when an eternity has elapsed since you last heard the familiar echoes in your heart.
It is the violet beside the road, the Sweet Williams, the rose petals and budding oaks in spring.
It is the voice of a friend when you need someone who understands.
This is a secret! The beholders of beauty must open not only their eyes but also their hearts to view the total realm of beauty.
Beauty and love intertwine, like ivy across a trellis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Freeda Baker Nichols

Butterfly Pattern of Poetry

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Butterfly

My mother taught me this one day
when I was going out to play–
a friend in need
is a friend indeed.
How well I’ve learned that this is true
and so I’ll pass it on to you.
Be kind to everyone you meet
as you go walking down the street.

c Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols (Note: a variation of the Butterfly Pattern, syllable count of 8-8-4-4-8-8, rhyme scheme of a, a, b,b,c,c.  Often iambic meter.)