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Author Name: Freevictor69 8 Comments
Date Added: November 21, 2009 12:11:48 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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When Life's No Bed Of Jacaranda Leaves

Why should we help you?

Should we even Care?

Everyone feels down at times.

Why should we treat you any different?

Let me explain.

Genuine people

Are extremely rare

You know that they mean it

When they say, they care

They give up their time

In the blink of an eye

They are the shoulder you need

When you just want to cry

Decisions you make

Are backed to the hilt

You'll not see them pointing

The finger of guilt

They pay a high price

For the gift that they give

No time spent on them

So your life you can live

A South African jewel

Has burnt herself out

Nothing left in the tank

Now it's her time to shout

Energy all spent

Caring for others

A comforting arm

For her sisters and brothers

So join me now

And her pain we will ease

Because her life's no bed

Of Jacaranda leaves

Author's Notes:
I read Adri's latest post, It's called "Glaciers Burning" (go read it)
For those that don't know, Adri is one of those people that will drop everything to help someone out, she puts everything she has into friendships. She asks for, and expects nothing in return...and sometimes that's exactly what she gets!
The title comes from the old saying "Lifes no bed of roses" or Nothing is easy! Adri is from Pretoria, or "Jacaranda City" Type it into google pictures and you'll see for yourself why I used it. So what Id like you all to do is this, don't worry about writing a comment on this, pop over to Adri's page and say "Hi!" trust me, it will make her smile...and as her friends, that's what we're supposed to do!
This ones for you sweetheart. And look...your poem kicked me into writing something!!!!!!!!!
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 27, 2010 05:57:26 PM Report
Comment By: FreeChristin Mowery on January 26, 2010 12:42:20 PM Report
Mmmm. This was sweet of you! I am glad you are writing again, too.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on November 22, 2009 11:53:04 AM Report
Lovely, lovely John.
I am not only happy to see you writing...but you are back with a bang.
Now, Adri is struggling I know...and the trouble with depression is that it is by its very nature alienating. People said to me many times in the past "if you feel like that ever again you must get in touch!"
Trouble is...when we feel like that...we do not want to bother people as we feel a burden and feel guilty for feeling like that and on and on..a self perpectuating ring of misery forms.

your suggestions are spot on....just a few lines of appreciation and uplifting can work wonders...even if we feel we have nothing earth shattering to say ...
I will her on to new beginnings...and the sun is always shining...even when circumstances have drowned him out for the time being.
So keep on going the old wise saying tells us
"This too shall pass"
 much love to you both
 Ali x

Comment By: FreeAdri on November 21, 2009 06:04:04 PM Report
You... You know me too well, you read me like a book, and I don't know what good I did to deserve you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. This means more then you will know... well you actually know.
Thank you my friend, I don't need to say more, you know.
Adri x

PS: You are writing again. About time!  ;o)

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on November 21, 2009 04:47:51 PM Report
She sounds like a jewel of a girl and a great friend to have at your side anytime.  Great example of a touching dedication to such a friend.
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 21, 2009 02:45:32 PM Report
Well if this kicked it in, I am glad. For this is fantastic!!!! Way to go!


Moonie xx

Comment By: PremiumLinda Jo on November 21, 2009 12:35:12 PM Report
thank you Victor, words of comfort at the right time are like apples of gold in silver the good book says. thank you, thank you...
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on November 21, 2009 12:20:30 PM Report

Hey -- well I am so glad to see you writing again.  And, YES,  Adri is a real treasure as a friend.  She gives and expects only friendship in return.

Lady D


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