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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I hope I give you Strength.....

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

You may not see me now
But you know that I am here.
You can feel me in your heart
As you enter each new day.
I will always be there for you
because I am your friend.
Someone to share the bad times
As well as the good.

I make no judgments by what you say
I just listen with my heart and
Hope to be of help in anyway I can.
For now I hope I give you strength.
I will be there for you,
whenever you need me.
And always please remember
I really am your friend!
~ Coreen

True friendship isn't seen with the eyes, it is felt with the heart.
When there is trust, understanding, loyalty, and sharing.
True friendship is a rare feeling, but when it is found
It has profound impact on our well-being, strength, and character.

True friendship does not need elaborate gifts
Or spectacular events in order to be valuable or valued.
To ensure long-lasting quality and satisfaction,
True friendship only needs a few key ingredients:

Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding, unsurpassed trust,
Deep, soulful connection, and endless sharing.
These ingredients, mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
Can make a friendship last a lifetime!

- Author Unknown

I'll Be Here
I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away;
But let me stay and take your hand
And walk with you today.

I'll listen when you need to talk,
I'll wipe away your tears;
I'll share your worries when they come,
I'll help you face your fears.

I'm here and I will stand by you,
On each hill you have to climb;
So take my hand, let's face the world...
And live just one day at a time.

You're not alone, for I'm still here,
I'll go that extra mile;
And when your grief is easier,
I'll help you learn to smile!

- Author Unknown

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  1. These are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!

  2. The first poem was written by you? I actually like it better than the second one, you are quite a poet! A true friend is priceless.

  3. I love these! True friends are priceless!

  4. They are all great, Coreen, but my favorite is the FIRST one --which you wrote. That one is marvelous!!!!

    Thanks for your friendship.

  5. I feel this is the sort of friendship I have with my friend. It's wonderful to have that and I think my soul grew a little.

    These are very beautiful.

    I clicked that link and that is so awesome. God made tickle spot on us for a reason :)

    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  6. The first quote is one of my favorite love quotes.;) Coincidentally I too have a post about friendship today.;)
    Always a pleasure to stop by here dear friend

  7. Amen Coreen. These are simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  8. Beautiful poems! I love yours! Deep and abiding friendships are such a blessing. I have this kind of friendship in my life and it is wonderful. It does give me courage and strength. Thanks for the reminder of how precious a gift I have received.

  9. Both poems are so breathtakingly beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.


  10. Your big heart just keeps amazing me! I love both of those quotes and real friends are hard to find. Thanks for the emotion my friend. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  11. These are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

  12. Years ago I heard this definition of friendship and it still holds true for me today. “People come into our lives for a season, a reason or a lifetime.”

  13. I hope your friend reads what you've said out loud here! :) :) (He ought to know much you care! Lucky him!)

  14. so true!!! the poem is beautiful!! the thoughts expressed are awesome!!

  15. Coreen came back for a re-read. Blessings.

  16. thanks for sharing!
    i really like the top quote!

  17. Awwwww, these were some really great poems!

    Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding, unsurpassed trust,
    Deep, soulful connection, and endless sharing.
    These ingredients, mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
    Can make a friendship last a lifetime!

    That was by far my favorite part of the first poem and it is so very true! Great post! Very heart warming! :o)


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