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Lover and Friend

Relationships are precious, like lover and friend 
Cherished much longer – built on trusting love and care	
Hence, losing one: melancholy – a tragic end	
Why have to lose one? Is life really that unfair? 

We are best friends, till death us part is what we swear 
Horizons shift from dark to blue on sprawling sand 
Through thick and thin, the solid bond will halt despair 
Relationships are precious, like lover and friend 

Stars and moon converge setting a happy trend	
Our dreams and goals pave one everlasting affair 
To each other's side we stand firmly to defend 
Cherished much longer – built on trusting love and care 

When eyes behold not just a friend but even more	
The carefree feelings change and deep emotions blend	
Will it be worth the risk that surely is in store?	
Hence, losing one: melancholy – a tragic end	

The battle rages like wild tempest right inside 
The urges unrestrained are there to give, to share 
Like burning lava hot to handle or to hide 
Why have to lose one? Is life really that unfair? 

The jewels’ sparkle has to last and never fade	
A lasting sacrifice is one that leads the heart	
To rise above the pains from which true love is made 
Lover and friend must aim to play a lasting part	
Relationships are precious. 


Contest: Collaboration
First 3 stanzas: Olive_eloi Guillermo
Next 3 stanzas: Paul Callus
April 15, 2014
Form: Rondeau Redouble
Sponsor: Jared Pickett



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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 3:04:00 PM

    You write well together. I didn't know it was a collab till I came to the end. Lovely thoughts here on love and friendship.
  1. Date: 5/22/2014 5:42:00 PM

    great collaboration :) cool poem both of u two :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 8:36:00 PM

    Paul This is such a charming and sweet write. The relationship aspect is displayed in a wonderful and passionate way. Thank you for the great comment on my Sunlight poem.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 6:02:00 PM

    Wow! You and Olive really put together a winner with this one, Paul. Has the contest been judged? Yes, I see that it has. Congratulations to both, you and Olive for putting together an awesome poem. love and hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 1:00:00 AM

    I did not know that this was a collaboration until after I read it. The poem is seamless, I could not tell which lines were written by who. A wonderful write! Well done to you both!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats, Paul. :)
  1. Date: 4/17/2014 10:15:00 PM

    gosh, that was ambitious doing a rondeau redouble. I have never tried one of these, and I am impressed to see you two doing it. I hope Jared likes it. Did he judge his contest yet? He just loves these kinds of endeavors!!
  1. Date: 4/17/2014 7:16:00 AM

    A great poem paul! I liked the relationship between lover and frnd
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 5:13:00 PM

    a great blend which compliments you both hugs and gl
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 2:49:00 PM

    It gladdens my soul to see a new poem by yourself today. I was going to be sad otherwise. I like the idiom :Through thick and thin: and the vocabulary.
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 1:03:00 PM

    well, you both really got into the scene.. greeat job, paul and olive.. sweet congrats with huggs
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:13:00 AM

    Our "craziness" paid off :D lools not on any placement but it still recognize.. Again , thank you for the collaboration.. --THanks mumumumuuuuch! We'll not forget this..:)-- olive_eloi with claps
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:05:00 AM

    Paul hahahahahahahaha still each time I see what we made it can't help but paint a smile on my face.. LOL!!! Thank you really for the collaboration..:) I'm glad we give it a try as fast as we can... LOL! Fun working with you.. God bless always and take care... You really are great and we made it on deadline.. :D-- giggles from olive_eloisa :)
  1. Date: 4/14/2014 11:04:00 PM

    Paul, I wrote comments to you both on Olive's site.. Needless to say, AMAZING!
  1. Date: 4/14/2014 7:31:00 PM

    Paul and Olive_Eloi this is a beautifully written piece - made me feel quite emotional. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Jan x
  1. Date: 4/14/2014 6:33:00 PM

    Great collaboration from you two guys. You are right about love and friendship me and my beautiful lady have been married now for going on fifty two year, and I could not imagine life without her. I do hope that this is a win for you both....Peter
  1. Date: 4/14/2014 6:22:00 PM

    This is marvelous Paul..You guys did a tremendous job....Tim
  1. Date: 4/14/2014 6:01:00 PM

    Very Good Writing Paul. You are right that relationships are built on loving care and trust. I have been with my man 20 years this June and we have been through ALOT. But we love each other still And I hate thinking about him not being here when he passes from this life. My only hope is that we go together. I can not imagine my life without him in it.