Friends

Aspens or White Birches
Aspens or White Birches

My sturdy, stalwart constant friends

Members of my childhood retinue

Hugging you was my only affection

Sharing all my deepest pain and angst

Strong in the rarefied air of my loneliness

Counting on your daily shelter from the winds

Blown without breakage during the tempests

I relied on you and you were there.

© Carol Campbell 2015

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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