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Beef and Barley, Chicken and Rice

Rejection floated over her head like a cartoon bubble Repeating her broken heart moments Resolutely she pushed on toward the library She'd hide awhile between the covers of a book She'd wipe her tears with words and wisdom She'd striaghten her spine while carefully turning friendly pages A voice called her name A face smiled bright A pair of arms stood wide open in front of her Her soul sister Her friend Her fellow poet and a favorite confidant Come share some soup with me Come share some peace Come share some warmth and renew your spirit Soul Sister said all this, but not in so many words Soul Sister knew the unspoken language of love Soul Sister reminded her to hear the whisper of another friend While eating from two steaming bowls

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 12/12/2008 6:00:00 PM
This poem warms the heart,....just as a nice bowl of soup! ~ Carrie
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Date: 12/12/2008 11:23:00 AM
Autie, your poem is such a blessing of pure warmth and love to my heart (my eyes are tearing). It is a beautiful gift-- YOU'RE a gift. I'm so happy we were there for each other...love you Soul Sister! (and congratulations on the newest addition to our library)
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Date: 12/12/2008 8:08:00 AM
There is a warmth to this that tells of a chemistry between two people, a true blessing. God Bless Autumn and thanks for your comments. Vince
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