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No color in friends

We met by chance so time ago
Her heart was young and kind and full of glow 
We shared a bond and an interest the same 
And from the first moment I met her I felt no shame 
There eyes were so sharp and frightenly untamed
Just because her skin wasn’t the same 
It didn’t matter much to me 
Because she was a friend I plead
I was questioned why she entered my home 
And watch her hands she might take something and roam 
But I didn’t feel that way at all 
People were trying to make me feel small 
She soon became pregnant and all alone
I went out of my way to support her decision
Because she had a dream and a vision   
I couldn’t wait to see her child 
With big brown eyes she looked at me and smiled 
I’ve grown to love that sweet baby girl 
And my black friend Denise I ‘ll hug against my skin of pearl 

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  1. Date: 2/16/2010 7:39:00 AM
    oh wow this is a great poem i havent read any on the same topic yet which was refreshing and it was heartfelt, so i have to ask, are you auntie laura then? great write and good job for sticking by your friend when she really needed you! =)jo

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 4:44:00 AM
    It is really sad when people judge one by the color of the skin or something one person does. Love don't see color. Jesus died for us all. Good for you Laura don't allow people to pick your friends for you...

  1. Date: 8/13/2009 7:43:00 PM
    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 8/11/2009 6:11:00 AM
    That's one great poem...if all people were like you, the world will indeed be peaceful... Farah

  1. Date: 8/10/2009 1:33:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem, Laura. It's all about the heart. Good friendships come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. To have a best friend or 2+ is a blessing to be cherished. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 12:30:00 PM
    Great message, Laura. Thank for sharing it with us. I can't believe it! We don't have to pay for being Stupid! : ) That's the problem. Have a wonderful day. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 8:36:00 AM
    That people should question you for shameful! Shame on any of those who raised an eyebrow.....and bless you for being a loving friend. as Carol said.... Bravo!!

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 8:28:00 AM
    wonderfully writing of seeing with your good eye..sometimes the good eye evade us and not allow us to see properly..I am glad your good eye was and is working....well done.

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 7:52:00 AM
    Another day we are blessed to be here reading and writing poetry. Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry today Laura. Bravo Laura Bravo !!!! Love, Carol