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A Lover, A Friend
by CJ Heck

Saturday, December 23, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Felix Perry and I co-wrote this poem.
Fee, it was a pleasure writing with you!

A Lover, A Friend

She whispers a lover's name to the wind
That blows truth across the sea.
While another man watches from a distance,
Wishing she'd look at him and see.

He'd be by her side in a heartbeat
If she'd only believe love could be,
But he knew he could settle for friendship
Like he had, for her heart wasn't free.

She paced forlorn on her widow's walk,
Heart knowing her love gone for good.
He was now in the heavens above her.
The sea had claimed him, she understood.

It had been so long, years and tears pacing,
Watching for his boat to return
And the friend had become more in her heart.
Could she love him? Would he ever love her?

Between them, there was a wall,
An invisible wall he dared never cross.
As he threw driftwood on his beach fire,
He ached so much for her great loss.

Each night he lit his beach fire
In case someday she noticed the light.
His arms ached to comfort and console her
As they had in friendship so often at night.

She saw in the glow from the fire,
As she wiped one more time at the tears,
The friend whose strength held her in comfort,
The friend who forever was near.

The man who was there to console her
While for years she grief-raged at life,
Was the same man she now knew she loved
If he would have her, she'd be his wife.

On the beach she held out her arms
This time, not for comfort of tears.
This time, they'd be one together
To share love for the rest of their years.

Co-written By CJ Heck and Felix Perry

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Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 1/15/2007
Great work C.J. and Fee...I loved the story and find it very, very real.
Love, Taylor
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/13/2007
How you two do get it on, get it said, get it done! ! ! It is truly mind boggling how two writers can come through with such a lovely and poignant poem as this. Congratulations to each of you for fine writing... fine collaborative writing, indeed.
- Bill

Reviewed by E. Richardson 1/1/2007
oh this is lovely! The use of those divine quatrains adds a classical, romantic flavor...a thoroughly grand collab.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/27/2006
What a beautiful story two pens create! Magically penned and presented; well done, CJ and Fee!

(((HUGS))) and love, and Happy New Year, Karla.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 12/27/2006
Great co-write CJ. Enjoyed
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 12/27/2006
Bravo CJ and Felix. Emotive and visual; tender and sweet. A wonderful collaboration indeed.

God Bless
Heaps of love
Reviewed by Brett Moore 12/26/2006
Very smooth nice flow for a collaboration. Seems like one voice.

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 12/25/2006
interesting collaboration maybe it'll be the beginning of more...cheers
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/25/2006
Wow...I enjoyed this read...a story-poem...of true friendship and an undying love!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Steve Scrivens 12/25/2006
Love the feeling of Hope that comes from this piece. It's a blessing that tho' we lose a 'soul mate' we have the capacity to find another!
Thanks to both of you xx
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 12/24/2006
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Write some more together.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 12/24/2006
Beautiful story CJ and Fee, that is the best kind of love, one that grows out of friendship that built up after years of trust.

I'd like to wish you a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year CJ.

All the best,
~ Sara
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/24/2006
As a old hand coming from the sea, you two gave me a flashing picture of embers on the beach illuminating the face of my love, with gratefully tears for returning and a smile saying of all those years ahead.
Great poem!
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 12/23/2006
This was really good you two...I enjoyed the aspect of the sea in this.

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/23/2006
what a dynamic duo you guys make...beautiful poem...great write.
Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 12/23/2006
Wow! beautiful...
Wishing you both a blessed Christmas and New Year

Reviewed by J M 12/23/2006
You two are an excellent poetic team............
Holiday Blessings to you Both
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 12/23/2006
A great romantic tale, of love built on strong foundations of friendship, one I'm sure will last forever. Great poem, both of you. Victor
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/23/2006
Fabulous collaboration...a beautiful uplifting story of friendship and love...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/23/2006
CJ I am amazed at how this write all came together so beautifully, especially after not seeing it for a while to read the completed version now with the graphic you provided I am proud to see my name and yours together on this wonderful work of art. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of working with you.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 12/23/2006
And what a grand collaboration this became! The poem so beautifully tells of intimate friendship and love; what better can soul-mates ask for...

KUDOS, CJ and Fee!!

Reviewed by Rusty Daily 12/23/2006
The writing is excellent as it would be from both of you and your subject of love v friendship and how they can develop is right on. True lovers are friends and of course friends are one of the best kinds of lovers. IMHO
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/23/2006
A warm poetic tale; a fine collaborative offering. Thank you for sharing it, CJ. Blessings to you,

Reviewed by George Carroll 12/23/2006
Terrific love story by a dynamic duo. Long may you both write.

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