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Another for Friendship Week...

That would be Gene on the left when we both were much younger...

We came together when we both needed the other,

Approximately 28 years we’ve been close,

He was unlucky enough to get to meet my mother,

Just as Chuck is, he is another part of my family,

We’ve been through some truly wonderful times,

Some bad, some good, but never did I say to Gene, adios…


A dearer friend is hard to find,

Even Rufuz loved him, you know then he is kind,

Always has he told me of my shortcomings,

Never though did he hurt me in anyway,

As well, he realized his own, no way is Gene blind…


If I was to get married, I would have two best men,

I think rarely does he read what I have put to paper with pen,

Hope he reads this one though,

He knows me well enough to understand my belief in Karma & Zen,

He helps me to be happy, his humor nothing short of the best,

I hope I never lose him; I would hate to at his funeral say amen...

© ed ~ 6/13/12



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Reviewed by Paul Berube
Great write about a great friendship. Well done.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Good friends are like precious're a lucky man, Ed!

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
I echo the others, true friends through all seasons and all things good and bad are such a blessing Ed, for you are blessed.

Love and Light
Reviewed by Tom Hyland

Reviewed by Felix Perry
To have such friends is indeed a blessing. As I started going to sea when I was really young I left behind most of my friends in school and the ones I made on ship were all older and most are now deceased.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
There is nothing like a real friend. Someone you feel comfortable enough with to share your every thought and deed. Great write!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Budd Nelson
a best friend is irreplaceable, they are with you always even when they are gone.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
I know i met my best friend for lunch today with her husband, she will always stick up for me, no matter what.......
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
nice to hear a male perspective on friendship
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Better hurry up with that best man bit, the eulogy will come too soon.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout
It is great to have close friends we know we can turn to Ed and he sounds like the one.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Delightful and so full of disarming warmth for your friend!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
I know that feeling, Ed. A true friend is the greatest gift we can have in life. This one actually made me a bit misty eyed, instead of the usual grin I get when I come to your Den.
Take care,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Nice words about someone you care deeply about, Ed.
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