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Neighbours come in many
 shapes and conditions.

Some are helpful some

Some become friends for
 all time.
They're there when needed
 time after time. 

Some just to say hi,
Some will help out with grass 
or snow, 

Some come with flowers, a card 
or just good wishes.

There is caring and sharing on
 all property lines.

We are all seem like family on 
this avenue of mine.

 Copyright 2008
Anne Rutherford
Poems From The 
Heart Series.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2011 9:23:00 AM
    my neighbors are just plain weirdos! They fire off 12 gauges at midnight. they are nice people, but rambunctious! Nice Flow. Thanks for your nice words of encouragement for me.

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 12:11:00 PM
    Neighbors come and go. Along with the seasons of grass and snow. Some you like, some you don't. It usually depends on who you know. We don't get to know our neighbors anymore. Maybe see them at the store. A passing nod and understanding. But on your doorstep, they won't be landing. It's pretty sad, what can I say? We all seem a little scared to be friendly today.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 4:47:00 PM
    nice one again, great read, thank you.

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 5:44:00 PM
    A lovely neighborhood described in your lines Anne... if this truly exists where u live ..very fine.. sounds like paradise.. appreciate the 100 .. for my Mother's Day write.. my Mom was so special to me .. still is in spirit... thankxx .. for your very sweet and most encouraging words...hope u had a pleasant day too..

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 12:48:00 PM
    And long may it continue to be, (this neighbourhood of yours Anne, & thank you so much for the welcome comment!

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 11:19:00 PM
    Hi Anne, Good poem I like the sound of your neighbourhood, seems very different from mine, I live in the country, so couldn't really say I have a 'neighbourhood'. P.S. I did hear about lulu, was rather surprised, but I think I'll stay at poetry soup.

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 5:02:00 PM
    anne your poems are always unique and beautifull . Wish i could give you 100 for this but 7 is the limit. cheers !

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 8:12:00 AM
    Sounds like our street or I should say Crescent. We thought of moving a few times but would we ever get as nice people as the ones that live on the street. That has been 40 years already and we never did move. Loved your poem. God Bless phyl

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 7:52:00 PM
    anne, how industrious you sound. How I wish I knew how to market all the chapbooks I have for sale. Online does nothing to sell them! You have a wonderful neighborhood. Growing up, we only were really friendly with the ones immdiately around us. Today even less so. I kind of miss the charm of warm neighborhoods!

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 3:37:00 PM
    i started out on LULU. it was i hope they still have my stuff. john

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 9:15:00 AM
    Good poem and true. LuLu left a message before it shut down saying they've decided to keep the poetry section... They said it'll be somewhat different in form...But it will be coming back. Love eastmanproperties.

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 8:38:00 AM
    That's very true Anne. Good neighbors are even better than brother or sister who live from a distance. Thanks for your comment. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Lovely neighborhood you have there Anne. Has been picturised so nicely in words. Thanks for stopping by to read mine and for your kind comments.Love, gautami

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 7:48:00 AM
    anne, Thank you for your warm comments on my work.Have a great day check out one of my new ones SEARCH i think you will enjoy it cory

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 3:25:00 PM
    this is nice and describes people to a tee in every way great write. cory

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 2:46:00 PM
    Nice write on the neighborhood, Anne. I have written a poem on my sub-division, a villanelle, The gentle dwellers.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 11:24:00 AM
    very creative piece of poetry and so warm.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 10:01:00 AM
    I like this Anne, i have good neighbours . and i like them hanging around.. the start of your poem made me smiles... when you say shape and sizes... xool poem,, thanks for sharing..p.d.