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A thank you to all who have shown me support

I really love the friends I have. I feel that I am blessed.
Perspective, each has given me – all those who know me best.
If things are at their darkest, my friends all light the way,
and talk with me throughout the night to meet the coming day.
Although it seems a minor thing, chats and weekly cup.
Yet I value each and every sip of cheer that keeps me up.
And flower child, petals frail, but warmth she generously
gives to thwart the harshest gale that life can tend to be.
A distant one of earth-bound sense, another friend of mine
will take a cyber-walk with me, ensuring that I am fine.
And way across the world there are people everywhere,
some I may have yet to meet, but they’re always there.
Fixing leaking pipes, or surfing on a plane,
breaking through paper sheets, shows his bone remains.
In Sydney and in Wales, New Zealand, Adelaide;
right across Melbourne, and yes, the USA.
At home and on the net, resolutely there’s no call
for me to think that I’m alone. I so love you all.

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A poetic thank you to those who have helped me through dark and stressful days.


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  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 5 years ago

    Awww… This is such a sweet, caring gesture, and so well written too. :) xox

  • thank you Jennifer. xxx

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 5 years ago

    Great words,wonderful thought.

  • I shudder to imagine life without good friends! They really get you through it.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanalmost 5 years ago

    oh you’re lovely, you give a lot too x

  • thank you for saying so, PJ. To me that’s the joy of life.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 5 years ago

    What goes around comes around!
    “You reap what you sow”
    and so you shall be showered in stars and sunbeams for all that you have given out!
    Anne you are the sweetest of hearts and the generous of souls and I miss you
    I know we have had a falling out from a misunderstanding and I am sorry that it has occurred but I will always wish you well.
    Chookas! ♥

  • thank you Addie. xx

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    friends are friends
    ears that hear
    hearts that ache
    and silent with needed
    but still at your side

  • Lawford
    Lawfordalmost 5 years ago

    dear Anne,
    You know we are here for you.

    P.S. Where’s that five bucks you owe me?
  • I gave it to Danny.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Natasha  Hurst
    Natasha Hurstalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Anne and it is so wonderful to see that you have found that little spark to write again! XOXO Tash!

  • Danny
    Dannyalmost 5 years ago

    You know we care
    Me and Lawford are going to split the fiver

  • no no, Danny. A fiver each! Time to spend my chookies’ egg money.

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 5 years ago

    we loves you we do!

  • :o))

    – Anne van Alkemade

  • roybarry
    roybarryalmost 5 years ago

    For a colonial, you’re not too bad,

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