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Below is the poem entitled UNDER THIS FRIENDSHIP I STAND which was written by poet Neethu Roy. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I put my foot down here, stepping in;
Not bound to change my word, my choice.
Under this shade I stand, over  the horizon;
No question of an unstable mind.

The choice is to defend with all vigour,
I choose to hold on till the end.
I will be right here, now and forever more,
Come dusk and dawn, snow and sun.

Hand over heart, feet on the ground
With my beloved ones, my friends, my solace.
Not bound by blood but by love
I will protect the grace of our union.

No matter what the wind blows away,
No matter what the trees shed apart,
No matter what the tides erase,
Etched deep into my heart: our friendship.

That which for five years my safe house
Drastic changes on the way; a road has to be taken;
I will move on and yet be here always
Under this shade I stand, over the horizon…

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Neethu. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:14:00 PM
    So lovely to meet you in the winner circle, a good friend is hard to find! so true!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:35:00 PM
    such a great tribute to friendship. One of the most powerful things in the world. Congrats on your fine win.

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Very nice entry...and you may title the write what ever you requirement to use Stand ;) [you can if you wish!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Very well written poem.