My Friend for a Lifetime

I have a friend
Sincere and radiantly lovely
Intelligent, greatly wise
With a great sense of humour
God’s gracious gift to me

I have a friend
Gentle and radiantly sweet
I am his beloved
Surely he is mine
God’s loving gift to me

I have a friend
My heart is safe with him
The true love of my life
For worse, for better or for best
God’s perfect gift to me

Dedicated to my beloved husband, my friend for a lifetime.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.H.I.P

Friendship comes with a price
Letting go of who you are
Letting someone into your space
To be vulnerable, though not weak

Friendship comes with a tag
Honesty and openness
Even when you hurt
To be sincere, though not blunt

Friendship comes with friendliness
Assuring smiles and warm hugs
A little sacrifice of goods and oneself
A two-way lane, never one

Friendship comes to a hard part
Finding one to truly call “My friend”
In all intents and purposes,
An onerous journey of a lifetime

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I Have A Friend

Oh the beauties
Of pure love and great friendship
When freedom prevailed
And liberty leapt with joy
When words poured seamlessly
And mute was an ancient call
When laughter roared to the skies
As friends reminisced with joy

A good friend is like sweet medicine
Like a fresh daffodil on a Spring morning
Like a cool shade from a gusty breeze
Like a frozen ice cream on a hot Sunday
A gentle smile, a warm hug, hope triumphed

Fights & forgiveness
Cries & joys
Sacrifice, fellowship, love;
A good heart that loves to the end
That’s what makes a good friend great

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From The Inside Out

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your love
your affection
your demeanor

you

they make me smile
they help me live
they show me love

from the inside out

my flaws
my mistakes
my humanity

i forget

Eternal Love
Saviour
Blessed Friend

i am saved
i am loved
i am yours

from the inside out

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I’m Here, Dear

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Sometimes I don’t know what to say
Sometimes I don’t understand half of what you’re saying
But I can listen,
I can nod
I can add some positive monosyllables
I can maintain eye contact and somewhat engage
I can make myself available
To be here for you
To be a friend and to stay friendly

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Best Friends Forever

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Friendship is love
Love is friendship,
For great friends love you
Just the way you are
Without giving up on you,
And the power of our love
Makes us best friends forever

“There are “friends?”, there are acquaintances, there are buddies, etc.; but, there is a friend that is always closer, nearer and greatly available more than a brother.”

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#friendship

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No Love Lost Between Us

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Like unkept scanty gardens
Neglect killed our friendship
Like unkept broken promises
Lust ruined our trust

“Every friendship needs care, laughter and attention from both sides to thrive. One-sided friendship can only last for a while.”

#friendship

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I’ve Got A Friend… In You?

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A good friend shows you where to buy pizza
A great friend teaches you how to make pizza
A best friend patiently makes the pizza with you

The journeys of life are more pleasant and memorable when we have someone to walk through those journeys with us.

#friendship

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Jesus- Our Best Buddy Ever!

What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit! Oh, what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Hymn by Joseph M. Scriven

When we think of all the challenges life throws our ways;
When sickness ravages the body that the doctors and physicians are confused;
When the death of a loved one leaves us vulnerable and burdened with pain;
When despite our faith and unending prayers, the matter seems to persist;
When debts and financial crisis attempts to steal our joy;
When at the crossroads of life’s decisions we don’t know what to do;
When we are all alone struggling to keep up and there’s no one who understands; When war and terrorism attempts to bind us with fear;
When the hurt of the past stops us from moving forward;
When life comes to a halt and nothing seems to be working no matter how hard we try;
When we are in dire need of forgiveness and restoration;
When we’ve been lied to, betrayed, despised and forgotten.

In such times, we realise there’s one buddy, one friend we can count on any day, any time, anywhere.
He’s never tired or weary of us, He’s always there in good times, bad times, middle times.
He never fails and we can count on
His unending love,
His redeeming mercy,
His unfailing compassion and
HIS matchless faithfulness
To see us through the times.
No matter how we beat His chest in pain or in anger, He is never broken.
His arms are always there wrapped around us, keeping us safe and secure in Him, comforting and consoling us. And if we wipe our tears and listen closely to His heart, we will hear Him saying,
“Trust Me child, I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Jesus, the best Buddy we can ever have!

Originally published on 26/05/2016

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Questions From an Inquisitive Mind

The first time you saw me
What was your first impression?
Then, you heard me speak
Did your impressions evolve?
As we danced cautiously with words,
In courteous hellos and casual talks
What impressions did you have?
Did you like what you saw in me?
Or did you concoct that exit line?
As we said our farewells
You gave me a brief glance
What were your thoughts?
What was your impressions about me?
Did I make a sweet impression in your heart?
Or was I just some strange encounter
You would rather forget with haste?
Now that we are friends
What is your impression about me?
The same as before? Or different?
Good different? Or not-so-good different?
If only I have the gift of reading people’s thoughts

Can one day with someone give you
A total impression about who they really are?

Questions from the Inquisitive Mind in every man

Daily Prompt: Impression

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Picture Credit: Piniterest

Strangers – A Final Chapter

Strangers to love
Strangers forever
A love gone and lost
A long sad road
The pretence is over
The truth is open
Our journey is over
Our roads part open
I have no regrets
I loved till the end
Our moments were sweet
Our memories to cherish
Today I bid you farewell
Today I make this toast-
Yes, strangers to love
Yet, friends forever

Sequel: StrangersStrangers #2Strangers #3Strangers #4

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The Control Key (ctrl +)

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Some days I feel very brave and confident with myself.
Some days I feel like I can tackle life without anybody’s help.
Some days I feel like I don’t need You, Lord.

But,
I end up with errors, mistakes, mishaps.
I end up stepping on toes and hurting those I care for.
I end up confused; pondering and wondering what went wrong.

I fail to realise that I cannot do it all by myself.
I fail to realise that like the control key on a keyboard that needs a C, V, or X to complete the functions of copy, paste or cut;
I need people to fulfil my purpose on earth, and
I need You Lord to live the life I was called to live.

I’m not an island, no man is.
We all need each other to reach our goals.
We all need our different communities to execute and implement our specific life functions and assignments.

No wonder You have Your family too-
The Trinity- The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
No wonder You “set the solitary in families”.**

Because we need each other, and
Because we need You.

“In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, Ctrl + C ); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself.“- Wikipedia

**Psalms 68:6

Daily Prompt: Control

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