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If she could see herself
Through my eyes
I have a feeling
She’d be a bit surprised
Because a beautiful woman
Is what I see 
Beauty inside and out
Only a fool would disagree
If she could measure the love and appreciation
That for her my heart holds
She might be left in awe because she’d see
That to me, her friendship means the world
If she could see her heart
And the way it appears to me
Then she would be amazed
At the intense beauty that I see 
No longer would she doubt her beauty
Her strength or value as a friend
Because if she saw what I see
She’d see love and beauty that knows no end

Lady K, for your birthday,
I couldn’t get you a costly surprise
But if I could ask for one thing
It’d be that for one second, you could see YOU through my eyes…..

©Poe, 2013

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Best friends
Are one of a kind
Forever friends
Are a RARE find
Some people are blessed
To find their soul mate in a lover
Others find their soul mate in a forever friend
Residing within the heart of another
Between two such friends
A special bond truly exists 
This bond, cannot be denied,
No matter HOW MUCH one may resist
Between these two souls
A pure and deep love is shared
Walls are broken down and destroyed
A high level of trust and oneness with another soul is being dared
A risk is taken
A leap of faith
Unknown territory is crossed
Both wonder if their hearts are safe
This intimate level of friendship
Has been accompanied by pain in the past
Fear of the unknown…. fear of getting hurt
Fear that this forever friend may not last
Yet through the pain and heartache
Through ALL the SMiLES and tears
The bond that brought these two together 
Gains strength throughout the years
Love, trust and friendship
Fuel the fire within their souls
The bond, the connection they share
Only grows deeper as they grow old
These friends have their arguments
They have their big and little fights
One will think the other is in the wrong
While they both insist THEY’RE right…

They could be in the midst of war with each other
But in darkness, friendships true beauty lies
One can bear witness to the fact that friendship triumphs ALL
And amidst the ashes their LOVE for each other will ALWAYS rise 

On this very day… “X” years ago
My FOREVER FRIEND was born to this Earth
The bond, the LOVE…. the connection shared between us
There is NO WAY to measure it’s worth…..
I am proud and honored
To be able to call ‘Lady K’ “friend”
Grateful that I can allow myself to TRUST again
BLESSED to have a friendship that knows no end…

*Lady K…you wonder why I love you so much…?!?
The simple answer: I see the TRUE contents of your heart & soul
Others don’t see you as I do
Because they’re afraid to tear down the walls that hide the emotions you withhold
K….today I make you a promise
A promise for you on your special day
*I PROMISE TO NEVER GIVE UP ON THIS FRIENDSHIP WE HAVE*
And I promise to help you have THE BEST of BIRTHDAYS!!!  ツ

♥Me

©Poe, 2013

*Written to honor my dear friend, Ms Lady K*, on her 51st birthday….. March 11, 2013, who is my FOREVER FRIEND!!!!  Love you, K….. I hope u have an AWESOME birthday!!!!  Remember…..you may be turning 51….. but that DOESN’T MEAN you can no longer have FuN!!!  Sooooo…. let’s party it up, babe!!!!    =}

♥♡♥

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YEP!!!!  I FINALLY got my copy of the latest anthology in the mail!!!  

On pages 222-23, you will find my poem, “IN HONOR OF FRIENDSHIP”, which I wrote back in March 2012 to honor my dearest friend, Ms Lady K!!!  I am soooo grateful that I was invited to contribute to this anthology!!  It means a LOT to me to be able to pay PROPER tribute to and to be able to honor someone who has deeply impacted my life and to say THANK YOU to Lady K for believing in my writing….and in ME!!!!

When I bought MY copy of the book, I ALSO bought Ms Lady K a copy!!   =}   Well, K came by to pick it up last night and I REALLY got the feeling that she SINCERELY appreciated it!!  It felt so good to give K a copy of the book that her poem is in!!

♥♥♥♥♥

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Thank You, Jesus
For the abuse that I have endured
So that I may be able to help others
Forever in Your name
Thank You, Jesus
For the pain I have lived through
So that I may live a life
Of appreciation and selflessness
Thank You, Jesus
For showing me my weaknesses
So that I may realize
My need to have You live in my heart
Forevermore
Thank You, Jesus
For loving me unconditionally
Although I am extremely unworthy
So that I may finally KNOW
The power and strength of TRUE love
Thank You, Jesus
For forgiving me COMPLETELY
So that I can learn to FORGIVE
Those who have caused me tears
Thank You, Jesus
For judging me PURELY by the contents of my heart
So that I can focus on my relationship with You
Rather than my outward appearance
Thank You, Jesus
For dying on the cross for ME So that my sins are forever forgiven
And that I may KNOW the depth and beauty
Of Your unconditional love for me

Thank You, Jesus!!!

© Poe, 2013

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I would like to break from my usual poetic posts/writes for a moment…. So bear with me…..

I’d like to take a second to say THANK YOU to a group of people in whom you will RARELY hear me thank (although, I must admit, I SHOULD thank them more often….).  I would like to say THANK YOU to ALL THOSE *GOOD* PARENTS out there!!!  At any rate, I have some BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING friends in my life….. Individuals who tackle parenting as SINGLE PARENTS AND as a PARENTAL UNIT (2+ parents….step & whatnot).  I also do plenty of reading throughout the blog world and tend to come across MANY AMAZING PARENTS there. 





















I KNOW (despite the fact that I do not have kids of my own…)…. I know that more often than not it is EXTREMELY RARE for a parent to just hear THANK YOU…. a THANK YOU *JUST* because you are doing an AWESOME JOB at parenting….a THANK YOU for supporting your child(ren)…. A THANK YOU for simply BEING THERE….. Soooo….. *I* would like to thank you….. Thank you to those moms and dads out there who are doing THE BEST  YOU CAN and showing  your child(ren) all the LOVE, RESPECT, SUPPORT AND CARE that enables your child(ren) to grow up to be LOVING, POSITIVE, UNIQUE individuals in this hectic world.  I know you don’t hear it enough….and I know that there are times when you feel you are not good enough….. Times when you want to just give up and “throw in the towel”…… But please PLEASE know…..that LOVE….YOUR LOVE…is way more than ENOUGH!!!!!  Loving your child(ren) WHOLEHEARTEDLY and UNCONDITIONALLY….. Providing them with SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT…..RESPECTING them as the UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS they are…… THAT is ENOUGH!!!!  =} 





















Before I sign this blog entry off…. I would like to say a special thank you to those people out there who might NOT be biological parents to some but are “stand in” or “acting” parents!!! Those foster parents, group home staff, adoptive parents,  family friends, relatives….. TO ANY AND ALL INDIVIDUALS who are helping to “pick up the slack” and pick up where the bio parents left off….. Who show the LOVE & SUPPORT of a parent although it’s not “your job”….. I’d like to say THANK YOU!!! 





















Me, personally…. I have several people in my life who I am able to THANK for being my EXAMPLE of a LOVING, SUPPORTING PARENT!  From previous blog entries, you may remember the name AMELIA… Amelia came into my life when I was 13….. She was the FIRST  REAL EXAMPLE (except my dearest friend Maggie May) of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, RESPECT AND SUPPORT from a mother figure….. when Amelia passed away back in 2003…. I vowed that I would pass along her love wherever I go….. And I shall stick by that. Amelia, Maggie, and the handful of others that have shown me such unconditional love have enabled me to KNOW the TRUE LOVE a parent has for their child…..and I thank them for that….. Just as I thank all of you today who are reading this…. I thank you for LOVING, RESPECTING, CARING FOR, and  ENCOURAGING your child(ren)……





















Please know you have my utmost respect and sincere appreciation for the work you do.  You inspire me…. So…thanks……  😀 





















Much Love and Respect,























Poe





















(ps ~ one final thing…… Please PLEASE never go another day feeling unappreciated……and never farewell as though you aren’t good enough…)





















~ P ~




























































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OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!  EVERYONE…… LOOK!!  =}

I HEARD BACK FROM *THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF POETRY* REGARDING MY NOMINATION FOR PUBLICATION…….

*~* POE GOT IT! I’M BEING PUBLISHED IN THE «INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF POETRY OF 2012»!!!!!!! *~*

=}

Omg…….. I’m in serious shock! 

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The bell rings in New York City
The gong is heard internationally
Around the globe
Children smile
Men and women set down their weapons
It is definitely a sight to be seen
All across the globe
Throughout all the lands
A day is celebrated
To honor global peace
For one day race does not matter
For with our brothers and sisters
We stand hand in hand
September 21,
A day to be remembered
A day where nations come together
We, the people,
Not Americans…. But HUMAN BEINGS
Unite as one and  live in peace together
A GLOBAL CEASEFIRE is issued
Per regulations of the U.N.
Humanitarian aid is sent
To war torn countries
For one day out of the year
Maybe people will choose to set down their guns and pick up a pen

Gratitude and celebration fill my heart
To know that peace will occupy each land today
But I still have a dream
A distant hope
That maybe one day in the future
PEACE AROUND THE GLOBE will be known for 365 days…..

*In honor of INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY, celebrated annually on September 21!  May peace become something that is not ANNUAL but DAILY!!!!!*

© Poe / Baby Bird

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