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Read Poems by Anna Lee Stedman

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Happy Birthday

                                              Through this maze of living
                                               you are a voice affirming
                                       reason and calling me back to center.
                                                 In our heart’s  journeys
                                      you have helped me lay dreams to rest,
                                             brought me back from the edge,
                                              or laughed ourselves to tears
                                                       at life and its quirks.
                                        Through our children’s growing pains,
                                                         and exquisite joy,
                                                you stand with steadfast love.
                                                       When I think of this
                                         extraordinary journey we’re blessed with
                            I cannot imagine doing it without your integrity and laughter....
                                                             my abiding friend.
                                                          I am forever grateful
                                       that you share your friendship with me.
                                                      It could take lifetimes to say
                                                                    thank you
                                              for the grace and spiritual elegance you offer.                                        
                                                       You are this canary diamond
                                       shedding warmth and light through so many facets.....	
                                                       precious and utterly unique.
                                                The happy in your birthday is definitely
                                                        for all who know and love you,
                                                                        so celebrate!
                                                                 I know for certain, I do.

Copyright © Anna Lee Stedman | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 11:54:00 AM

    great write Anna,celebrate like their is no tomorrow
  1. Date: 10/21/2012 6:25:00 PM

    Love the metaphors! Beautifully penned!!
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 10:49:00 AM

    Only a friend inspires such emotive depths!
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:34:00 AM

    Absolutely beautiful poem.one of the beautiful birthday poems i have read till now.
  1. Date: 10/4/2012 12:30:00 PM

    great tribute,to a great friend,loved it and I know he will love it too,Anna