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In Praise Of Friends.

The quiet one , who is always there .
Whose trust is real, and who'll always share
That secret deep within your inner soul .
No loyalty emblem will he wear .
But in silence lift the pain and dare
To cure the aches and ills your wrongs extol .

No ransom, or obscene demand ;
For loyalty is outside command ,
And beyond the dream of rainbows fickle end .
That silent strength that's by your side
When the hard place and the rock collide ,
Is the lifting power of your special friend .

Copyright © Sean Kelly

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  1. Date: 2/12/2011 10:59:00 PM
    REvisiting this one. and THIS is eloquence, my friend!

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:56:00 PM
    I too think very highly of my "special" friends, Sean. I see you poem affected many of the commenters below me. Wonderful tribute and may your cup flow with these kinds of friends. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/29/2009 4:19:00 PM
    Sean, this is absolutely beautiful. Both the form and the sentimen. Nothing like a true friend. This goes to my favs. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 6:38:00 AM
    Dear Sean - This is one helluva great poem. It has winner written all over it! Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 4:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals Sean. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 11:13:00 PM
    sean - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 3:50:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 5:54:00 AM
    Warmest congrats dear Sean on making it through the first round! Good luck! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 1:12:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in PS contest,best wishes for next round Sean Rgds Brian & thanks for your always welcome humour & comments

  1. Date: 10/21/2008 2:10:00 AM
    Thanks for your welcome comments.Solid away win on Sunday for the boyos.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 11:58:00 PM
    I think you qualify as one Sean, here on PS with your welcome comments.Rgds Brian Have a good day.

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 2:26:00 PM
    hi Sean, a heartfelt congrats, and thanks for thinking of me enough to inlude me in the community builders poem, what a great write, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 12:55:00 PM
    Congrats on this selection. I like your theme of silence.....yes, silence strips away all the phony B.S. Love, Daver

  1. Date: 8/27/2008 2:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your great feature sean..Take good care, TYOne, Farah

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 1:04:00 PM
    Nice use of rhyme to forward your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 1:02:00 PM
    Sean this is so seriously excellent. Yeah, you rock. Congrats on being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 7:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Sean, on the refeaturing of "In Praise of Friends." God Bless (Hey, I can still say that yet). Vince

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 5:31:00 AM
    Sean, congratulations on the feature this week. This poem is so perfectly written and thoughts so well expressed. Michael

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 12:56:00 AM
    Superb Sean.Congrats on your feature this week.Rgds Brian One for my favourite list.

  1. Date: 8/24/2008 8:12:00 PM
    I have always believed that friends our are one true choice in life that defines tha person we are more than anything else - Congrats on being featured