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Towards Deaths Door and Back

I hope this letter, to you, a stranger 
Becomes a letter to a friend 
As we travel on this journey to its end
Yes we’ll start off as mere strangers
Trying to share the selfsame track
And what matter, if you stray a little
For I'll just lift you up and bring you back
I will steady you if you stumble 
Catch you if you fall 
Hold your hand when you get weary 
Guide and protect you through it all
Oh I pray you learn to love life with a passion
With a zest and inner smiles
For that in truth, is the secret fuel
That will drive you countless miles  
If  loving life is too hard right now
If deep worry spreads across your brow
And your health is not as good at it might be
Well don’t fret my new - found friend
Just stay with me until the end
And that youthfulness will bloom again you’ll see
Together we will tackle any fear
Banish doubts when they are near
Grow a smile when one is lacking
For you have always got my backing 
I’ll help you always go the extra mile
Help you scale mountaintops in style
Then I sincerely promise you will find 
Life will love you back in kind
In more ways than you would ever guess
Adding life to years and years to life no less
For your circumstances always follow thought
And a life worth living is never cheaply bought
I’ll keep you on the straight and narrow 
If you will but let me take the lead
As if we stick together on the journey 
We cannot fail but to succeed 
And  no longer will we be strangers
But partners till the end
Now that’s a heart felt promise to a friend 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/23/2018 5:06:00 AM
This is fantastic Mike,so inspiring,compassionate and just really great.I enjoyed it very much.If it is for a competition then I wish you luck my friend.Thank you for the joy you have given me by reading this.
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Mike Toole
Date: 8/1/2018 9:45:00 AM
Thank you Sylvia, I wrote this for a book I'm writing to be published end October, but it really is to try and convey what friendship and indeed love for another should be all about, unselfish support and guidance no matter what the circumstance and with no regard to gain except the joy you receive in giving. Take care and I look forward to more great poems from your fair hand. Mike
Date: 7/22/2018 8:23:00 PM
This is really nice, Mike. Is it for silent one's contest? If so, I predict a really great win for it!!
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Mike Toole
Date: 8/1/2018 9:32:00 AM
Hi Andrea and thanks for the vote of confidence. Ive actually just written this poem as the prelude to a health and longevity book I'm writing to convey to the readers how I will stick with them through thick and thin though their journey to a healthy vibrant life, if they will but put in the effort. Suffice it to say I love the sentiment in your poems Andrea. Take good care Mike
Date: 7/22/2018 8:23:00 PM
Thanks for visiting my Cinder Girl and I hope to see more of you.
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