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There's a special man I call my "friend", With a heart that's gracious without end. He employs it fully to love or grieve, Yet never shames it upon his sleeve. When side-by-side it's plain to see, That we're as different as men can be. We're yin to yang, to be exact, And I'm as white as he is black. My hair is straight, his head is nappy, I'm oft subdued, he's always happy. He's well-to-do, I'm hand-to-mouth, And tho' I'm a Yankee, he's from deep South. I'm quite capricious, he's even-coursed, He's married years, I'm twice divorced. He's traveled as far as a soul can roam, While I've stayed mostly close to home. I'm a simple gent, he's a true "class-act", Yet we roll as one, and that's a fact. Now, with all this contrast you might wonder, Why our pact's not easily torn asunder. But see, what's important to him and me, Goes far beyond what others see ... The things that count, when said-and-done, Are the ways we think and believe as one. What matters the most, right from the start, Is how we connect with a kindred heart. For we have a bond that can't be seen, That's timeless, precious, and amaranthine. And it's true that we're born of different mothers, But this journey through life we make as brothers. True, I have no vision what's to be our fate, But I'm sure we're meant for something great. For we share an exciting and wondrous dream, That requires a strong and devoted team. And throughout our journey, day-to-day, The good fortune will be mine to say, That in all the ways that I've been blessed, When it came to friends, I had the best. Happy Birthday, Buddy, don't mind the sum, For I'm wishing you many more ... to come! Written and submitted on March 5, 2020 For the "Occasional Poetry" Poetry Contest Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer, Sponsor. ( For my Buddy, Partner, and Wingman - Robbo T )

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Date: 3/9/2020 1:14:00 PM
You covered so many attributes of this indelible friendship in your inimitable style and flair. I love the humility of this and the acknowledgement that good fortune has smiled on you with this great treasure of a longtime friend. Congrats on your win in the "Occasional" contest ~ John
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Date: 3/5/2020 7:24:00 PM
fantastic tribute for his Bday, Greg. Good to have friends like that! Congrats
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Date: 3/5/2020 6:28:00 PM
A wonderful celebration of mateship.
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Date: 3/5/2020 5:54:00 AM
what a delightful birthday tribute to your special friend, you have an unbreakable bond Greg:-) we all need someone like your buddy in our lives - mine is called Chris who is there for me during good times and bad:-) hugs Jan xx
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