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Neighbors
by Jennifer Butler

Wednesday, April 14, 2004
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We've lived here less
than one full year
and I don't really know them,
but I would say a word
about my neighbors

On most days
it's the kitchen view
I see the loving care they've made
both wife and husband
with their garden labors

It seems they wish
to give my kitchen
loveliness for every season
when I see
the flowers, plants and birds

And in the back
security is all I feel
when past the gate
a rustling or some such noise
is heard

They keep the vines about their tree
so large so they may share with me
they keep the grass and bushes
trimmed so fine

And when we see them in the yard
to feel a friend is never hard
because they've lent a sprinkler
and with advice have given time

And this is not the whole of it
for we have other neighbors
behind, when I am at my kitchen view

They really live right next to us
and hardly ever say a word
but I'd prefer these neighbors to a few

A yellow ribbon 'bout their tree
for months has spoken loud to me
that these are neighbors one should never lack

The soldiers come and go from there
and different cars often appear
and every day they say, "I've got your back."




 

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Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 4/15/2004
Neighbors, in my view, are everything in a living situation. When we moved into our home in 1996, our neighbors to the south were a pair of hearts of pure gold, and we very quickly felt at home there.

Thanks for bringing up a pleasant memory.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/14/2004
This one is really inspiring, Jennifer! Sometimes I'm a big pessimist about our busy world and the lack of the kind of neighbors one used to have. I think I'm going to pay attention to the little things. Thx, Dawn
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