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Friend
by Regis Auffray
Friday, January 06, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Friendship... ...where would I be without it? I'm talkin' to myself... ...and sharing my thoughts.



Friend   
 
She’s a bird
A butterfly
A wildflower
Her laughter
Like a sweet breeze
Playing wind chimes
Whimsical tunes
Her voice sings
Echoing through open spaces
And forest glades
She’s graceful
Like a wild swan
Modest
Like an angel
 
Friendship
You want to take it all
Keep it
In a cage
A glass jar
A garden plot
A pen
A prayer
 
Friendship
Set it free
Be happy
She’s your friend
 

© Copyright 2005 Regis Auffray
  

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/18/2014
Describing a friend like this is a marvelous write.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/17/2011
A touching write indeed Laura
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/19/2009
Beautifully written Regis "Friend" With a powerful message!
Thanks for sharing and caring! May the Lord bless you Regis!


Much Love,
Always!!
Margaret
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/1/2009
Regis,
No one can put this into words like you can. Cheer genuis again!
Bravo mon cher ami!
Nicole
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs 7/24/2009
Hi Regis
Wise words. Real friends sustain us in so many ways. Cheers! Liz
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 7/23/2009
A lovely tribute to friendship and I particularly liked "Friendship you want to take it all keep it in a cage a glass jar a garden plot a pen a prayer" ... very nice piece Reg ~ Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Anita Sie 11/1/2008
a friend... a great treasure... wonderful poem!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/24/2008
Regis,

We all need friends . . . finely and soulfully penned!!


Take care,

Lance
Reviewed by Philip Birmingham 9/2/2007
I wanted to post a another review of your poem 'Friendship' but since I posted before, it won't let me. I like that poem, Regis. I have very few people that deserve that title. Here is a poem about friendship my late wife loved. Note the way it should be read, that is the comma after the first word. It follows:

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

Dinah Craik
1826-1887
Reviewed by patrick cruce (Reader) 4/1/2007
Friendship is something that we can not cage up to keep for ourselves. Very nice poem. Thanks Patrick
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 11/3/2006
I liked this, especially the last. 'Friendship set it free be happy she is your friend. very nice indeed
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 10/21/2006
Very nice poem.
Thanks
Angela
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/19/2006
Once again you have caught the essence of what you describe, this time, friendship. Well done Poet and friend.

Janet
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 2/2/2006
A wonderful lesson for us all! Thanks, my friend!

Peace~to~you~and~yours
Reviewed by Larry Matthews 1/31/2006
Wonderful poem with an enduring message on how a friend should be treated. God Bless . Luke
Reviewed by Meredith Dixon 1/18/2006
Another precious truth revealed by you, Regis. I sometimes want to keep that kind of friendship in a cage but knowing what it can do to me, I have learned to set it free to blossom and share it's beauty with others. Kind of like your poetry. Am so glad that you are sharing yourself with all of us here. Love, Meredith
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 1/18/2006
I fully agree.
Without true friends, this world would be cold and empty.
Good one.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 1/13/2006
The bond of a true friend is unbreakable even if they are miles apart. I admire my friends.
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 1/12/2006
I have picked my friends carefully, but my relative I had no choice over.
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 1/12/2006
nice write.
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 1/12/2006
So true, Regis - where would we be without friendship? It is indeed a rare gem. Wonderful awesome inspirational write!

God bless,

Sandie.
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 1/12/2006
Magical write ... it made me smile with its graceful beauty.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 1/12/2006
Very beautiful and very true.
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 1/11/2006
Regis ,..another awesome offering from a real poet with a
beautiful heart and mind!.
peace and love to you and yours',
Rich Criso
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 1/10/2006
excellent poetry.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/9/2006
Regis, you have no idea how these words totally melt my very being. It is simply THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POEM I HAVE EVER READ at this moment in time, simply because, I suppose, of where I'm at. I can hardly bring myself to comment - and I quickly want to say that I don't want to give the wrong vibe that I think it is intended for me or anything - Pah! As IF... but I can only read and take this personally, as we all do, in terms of how we interpret it and relate to it inside. With one sweet blow you have both slain and resurrected me - the chords of the inspiration of this go very deep in my wounded soul. "Thank you" is extraordinarily inadequate and shows the bankruptcy of mere words in the hands of someone at a loss to express or conjure them into the right sentiments. Actually, there IS no way to describe what this poem does for me. Needless to say I am keeping... You have given me the greatest gift EVER by these your words. Love Kate xx "Friendship... set it free"
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 1/8/2006
awesome write!!
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 1/8/2006
Regis..awesome write..very gentle metaphors make this twice as meaningful and I know you have many friends just by your wonderful nature..Take care

Robin
Reviewed by J. Pajot 1/7/2006
No greater gift or joy, Regis. Such a wonderfully astute thought, and so well expressed. Hope you have many friends. A very Happy New Year to you, sir.

Jim
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/7/2006
wonderful message; great write!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/7/2006
Friendship is beautiful, as long as people don't abuse it. A friend in need is a friend indeed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/7/2006
Beautiful message; very nicely penned. Much enjoyed the Vision and Light of this creation, Regis.
Peace,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/7/2006
Well, you would know this because you make a fantastic friend, Regis. Love the poem too. Even when in love, the best relationships are built on friendship. When I've found romantic relationships not working out, I've been more disturbed by the loss of friendship (some people don't know how to end as friends) than the loss of a lover or potential lover. However, I know that sometimes this is asking too much of the other person. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/7/2006
Dear Regis,

A true friend is, indeed, a treasure that's hard to find.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/7/2006
Oh yes, friendship-a most wonderful gift! As your words are to us, dear friend! This is like the butterfly that lights on your hand. You want to hold it there. But with wisdom you watch it dance away, marveling at it's beauty. That soft, sweet touch on your hand remains and that is what you are allowed to hold forever...

Love, Lin
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/7/2006
Beautiful wisdom in this touching write Regis...
love and peace

Carole
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/7/2006
A wonderful write on every level.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/7/2006
Mon ami~

Beautiful write, I am indeed blessed to have YOU as one of my many friends! God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 1/7/2006
Regis I so agree with Lisa here. I found out just how much my family really cared for me, when I was in the hospital over the holidays. I had to call them to see what was going on at home. I would end every call with "I love you" and they would say back, "yeah ok, love you too." But I have friends and family here in AD, who accept me for me, and love me just as much as they love those around them. That is a very comfortable feeling. I know friendship, but I have never known true love. Those of my family say they love, only love me til the money runs out.

I also agree with Joselyn too. There is so much wisdom here. It is too bad that people have to be hit on the head, or almost die before they will heed it.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your always sad and very terrified little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by J M 1/7/2006
So much wisdom in this one Regis we often want to be shelfish and not share in friendships we become so close I love this poem and little prayer and yes set her free she is your friend. Good message. Ty
Joselyn
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/7/2006
One sweet pen not over burdened with too many words. Well done
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/7/2006
Regis,
There aren't many that could transform these feelings into such beautiful words, but you are one that can.
Friendships are treasures, and we would do a good deed by remembering them as such.
Wonderful work Regis.

Lisa
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/7/2006
Absolutely brilliant..
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 1/6/2006
Your metaphors are your poetic strength.
blessin's Bro. Regis,
cynth'ya
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/6/2006
Friday I found out just what friendship is for me...as i injured my back again, my neighbors pitched in to walk Rufuz, put him out on the leash, and find medications that could put me down for the day...I stil ache, but only in my back and leg, as I do not have to worry about rides to the doctor etc and such...as always, Regis, a most inspirational posting...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by jude forese 1/6/2006
friendship is indeed a gift to be nurtured, shared and enjoyed ... wise poem, Regis ...
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/6/2006
Wise sweet words.
Excellent.
Best wishes always
from
kay.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 1/6/2006
Yes, set it free so it can float all around you and you can savour it...



Great images, great poem, Regis



Gina
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 1/6/2006
Beautiful........
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/6/2006
A True Friend Is True Friend Indeed
But A True Friend In Deed Is True Friend Forever...

Old Sayen Is:

If You Truly Love Someone
Set Them (Her)Free
If It Comes Back To You
It Was Meant To Be...

TRASK
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/6/2006
Beautiful sentiments! Lovely collage! Splendid poem Regis!
Thanks for sharing.

Eileen
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/6/2006
Pure art! Very nice.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/6/2006
Nice and upbeat little friendship penned today and it is well accepted, especially from this front.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/6/2006
I agree with Sage below in entirety Reg !
You are indeed an accomplished poet and writer, but most of all you are a very dear friend to us all in the Den !
The accompanying holograph is visually stunning !
God Bless
Peter
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/6/2006
Regis, not only is this poem a delight to read, your alliteration is stunning!

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/6/2006
Truly telling it like the heart commands and the soul inspires, the secret of it all is friendship and you have captured it all with the stroke of your keyboard and said it for all of us...friendship.

Felix
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/6/2006
This is beautiful, Regis. God made us to be social beings and I have to work really hard to be one. Your poem encourages me. Thanks.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/6/2006
The rich reward of friendship is that we get to read poems like this. Life is to be fortified by many friendships. This poem is why you, Regis, are able to draw us to you. I admire you. Like iron shavings to a magnet, I will always stick to your friendship. I am the warm breeze in your wind, the ripple in your water, and the fire in your hearth.

Sage
Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/6/2006
wonderful truth about friendship, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/6/2006
Regis,

Mon ami, tres bien; it is good to be YOUR friend!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/6/2006
Great offering Regis!!

To have a friend like you are a golden treasure!!

Love Tinka



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