by Ruth Marlene Friesen
Monday, June 14, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There are various creative types of people who get used by their friends. Isn't it odd that creativity and tenderheartedness is often found in the same person?
They're a special kind, a very unique breed.
Though they may look like any other,
they're over-worked and hate to be a bother;
They're creative softies with a "use me" need.
Evlin sews a fine seam, guarantees a good fit -
her reputation gains many friends who plead,
"Do this quick! I'll be back in just a bit!"
She's a creative softy with a real big need.
Her friends don't realize how many have said
the very same thing - she had not the heart
to turn any away - now she's in over her head!
Evlin dares not burst their hopes with a dart.
Ruth writes this, paints these, ties those;
she's fast, she's "creative" friends have heard.
A challenge only keeps her on her busy, nimble toes.
But to turn someone away? - How terribly absurd!
The ones with the new ideas and courage to try,
be it deft hand-work, or a way with a word,
usually are also the tender-hearted who deny
themselves; - others' wishes are preferred.
What they need for their own sakes, their health,
is someone detached, logical, and minded fair,
to screen their friends, maybe manage their wealth,
so they can create beauty and show their loving care.