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Something I Am Not

I value authenticity in friends. Relationships for me run deep. They do not crumble easily once strongly forged. My friendships that are best go on and on. My truest friends are frank, and boundaries we barely know! We “let it all hang out.” The good, the bad, the not so beautiful. . . that’s how it goes between my friends and me. Best friends can keep each other’s secrets too, and when we give our word, we honor that. It’s how I separate the wheat from chaff, for something I am surely not is fake! Aug. 10, 2019

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Date: 9/5/2019 10:51:00 AM
great poem lovely lady, I love where you took the theme, congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 9/4/2019 1:01:00 PM
Hello Andrea Dietrich, friendship is hard to come by. it takes time to make friends. Best friends take longer to make yet when you have one the bond is strong. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:52:00 PM
Loved this one Andrea, it is pretty much how I view friendship too. I don't make friends easily and certainly not fast, it's a slow process! Friendships are built over time. Great write as usual!
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Date: 8/19/2019 10:49:00 AM
Anyone who you call friend Andrea is a lucky person. <3 :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/1/2019 7:23:00 PM
thanks, sweet kitty kitty with snow hat!! ha ha!!
Date: 8/15/2019 10:56:00 AM
Oh, it sounds heavenly, at least to my foreign ears. Although, based on the comments, English ears like this poem too. Exquisite words, clear meaning and only two enjambements unlike mine) Good luck in the contest, Andrea.
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Date: 8/14/2019 12:23:00 AM
Andrea, great poem and great words, I have friends like that too, and they mean the world to me.. we can say anything to each other without any worries ~
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Date: 8/13/2019 11:09:00 PM
I have discovered that in a school if I can find one person who can keep a confidence, it is terrific. So far, I have only found one in every school. These become my true friends.
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Date: 8/13/2019 9:49:00 PM
Hi Andrea: There is so much light and wisdom in your poem that friendships last no matter what happens. There is a saying, "A friendship that can end never began". hugs...Ralph
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/14/2019 3:30:00 PM
wow, I love that saying !!!! It's very true. This means I have very few "friends" actually. I had really close ones that have just vanished!!
Date: 8/13/2019 12:46:00 PM
To accept your friends the way they are may sometimes be difficult but it is what true friendship is all about. You express this so well in this wonderful poem Andrea. It is a Fave for me too. Best of luck in the contest. ; ) xxoo
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/1/2019 7:24:00 PM
thanks for the fave. It got me on the latest best poems list with this particular poem. I see you are at TOP of the list. Wow, Congratuations, Connie.
Date: 8/13/2019 5:16:00 AM
This is a lovely poem written from the heart, Andrea. Loved it. So beautifully described.
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Date: 8/13/2019 12:37:00 AM
Beautiful and so very true... your authenticity shines in your poetry! ;)
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Date: 8/12/2019 8:17:00 PM
Sounds like you have a firm foundation for making good friends. Nice write! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/12/2019 12:54:00 AM
Oh... so true. Beautifully, wisely written. (little birds from the north visiting while they recarpet the nest of leaves and twigs. Have a simply lovely night. ) Ann
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Date: 8/11/2019 7:05:00 PM
I love every sentiment expressed and most certainly, wholeheartedly concur! So happy with this poem that I'm faving it. Cussing words, I wrote down the one you told me to read for blank verse and I can't find it (what? 20 minutes later?) Maybe this was it cause I certainly found the iambic pent. Great write composed by a great, authentic friend. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 8/11/2019 3:21:00 AM
Well written Andrea, I have no time for false friends, they come ten a penny. Real friends are priceless. Tom
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Date: 8/11/2019 12:24:00 AM
This poem is a tribute to how you really are. Panagiota
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Date: 8/10/2019 10:26:00 PM
Hello Andrea … really great tribute for one of the most important piece of our social lives. We cannot live in comfort without genuine friends - thank you Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 8/10/2019 5:43:00 PM
We have that in common! I don’t like fake but I’m learning not to judge too because some are young and will realize in time to BE YOURSELf. Great!
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Date: 8/10/2019 4:09:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I totally agree. Good friendships are hard to find, so when one finds a true friend they must not take it lightly. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/10/2019 12:24:00 PM
So true--genuine friendships always last..well said, Andrea.
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Date: 8/10/2019 12:21:00 PM
Andrea, l love how your poem looks as if you have two true friends named Frank & Boundaries. BTW, 'Silly Lee' was very funny! -Richard
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/10/2019 7:39:00 PM
ha!