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Our Unexpected Visitors

Our friends are dying fast. Visits are very few. But we all have a blast, When occasionally they do. It was pouring rain on Friday, Not the most cheerful weather, It was not the time "To make hay". Just lovely still to be together. Then to our surprise, Our doorbell rang, John took time to arise, Then we heard the"Bang." John tried to hurry to the door, He was far too slow, When he finally got there, He found our old friend Joe John was delighted to see Joe, And Gwen, Josip's wife, We had not seen them for seven years Because of circumstances of life. Josip is from Ukraine, He is a knowledgeable man He has lived a life of pain And can handle strife. Gwen was using a walker, Joe is partially blind Gwen is an easy talker, And she is very kind. We made tea and coffee, And a bite to eat, Gwen said, How long have you been deaf? As John sat rubbing his feet. In the course of the conversation, I had to instil eyedrops and take various pills, It was a revelation To discover so many ills After we had discussed our ailments And how life as we knew it, Way back when has changed We got onto the derailments Of unnecessary wars, Brought about by Power and greed That has deranged The Universe. Our conversation peppered, With every emotion that one could feel, We laughed and sighed Our friendship sealed, No aches and pains That afternoon All forgotten As there was no room For personal woes. We talked them away The conversation was stimulating, We could have talked for days The time spent was invigorating It brought our brains into play. No need to agree with all that was said, Respecting opinions, Without being easily led, Keeping an open mind, Until you find, The answers that are true And acceptable to you, Thank you, Gwen and Joe, Your visit cheered us so. See you in the New year. It will give us time for our minds to clear.

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Date: 11/27/2022 2:21:00 PM
Love this narrative of an 'old-fashioned' friendly visit. Keep 'em coming, Shirley. Thanks, gw
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Date: 11/26/2022 10:55:00 PM
Great poem Shirley! Im so glad Gwen and Joe surprised you and popped in brightening your day and sharing your lives (and ailments !! Hehe) Nothing like a great catchup and laugh with old friends!! Debx
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Shirley Hawkins
Date: 11/26/2022 11:29:00 PM
It was lovely, Deb. And Josip is a fascinating man to talk to and has a droll wit which I enjoy. Gwen is an Australian five years younger than me; we have always got on well, even though we are different in many ways. Lovely to hear from you, Deb. Take care Shirley X