Friendship on Level Ground

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Oct 12 2011

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Category: Friendship, My Poems and Garden


Focal Length:44mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000


Friendship is discovering and sharing

The proximity of each other in thoughts

And words that never allow one to feel

Isolated, distressed and lonely.

It is loving responsibly like –

Becoming lovers without touching,

Happily sharing anything without spilling everything,

Trusting and accepting without judging,

Binding up and suturing painful wounds

With gentle compassion, listening with the heart

But guiding with the head, not censuring with the lips.

Friendship is

Expecting answers without haste

Or unreasonable demands.

It is not holding up the door but leaving it

Always open for your friend to come in

Anytime of the day.

Friendship is like watching a tiny seedling

Emerge from its shell put on its first leaf

And the loveliest of petals

In the finery of its blooming.

6 comments on “Friendship on Level Ground”

  1. Perfect for a greeting card. Very nice sentiment. Amazing picture!

  2. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. I hope everything is going great for you too!

  3. Both so beautifully done – the photograph and the words of the poem.

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