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Only the Real Ones



I am so grateful
for the real ones
in my life:

The ones who
stay true to you
no matter what;

The ones who
wear their souls
on their faces
even if they have
an option to wear a mask;

The ones who ache
whenever you’re hurt
& never draw their power
from your sorrows;

The ones who feel elated
whenever you’re happy
& would even throw a party
for the pettiest cause of celebration; and

The ones who dream with you
& build those dreams
together with you.

I am so grateful
for the real ones
in my life,


they make me feel
that my paradise is
always at my arms’ reach
as long as they are in it.

© 2020 Angelica Ebarvia Hementera


Angelica Ebarvia Hementera (author) from Philippines on February 05, 2020:

Thank you Lorna & John!

Lorna Lamon on February 05, 2020:

A beautiful poem Angelica showing appreciation for those in our lives who make our lives so much better simply because they are in it. Just lovely.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 05, 2020:

Yes, we should always show gratitude for "the real ones" in our lives. Well said in this lovely poem.

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