To My Friends and Frequent Readers: A Poem

Updated on August 8, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

I've written poems on some odd stuff

in whimsical moments and for pure fun

maybe not even sounding mature enough

but then, what to say---what is done is done.

Yet, it occurs from time to time

out of somewhat versatile mind

I decide without flipping a dime

to write a poem of different kind.

During my frequent walks in a park

I meet strangers and have a chitchat

with spontaneously ignited friendly spark

maybe just inspired by their cute dog or cat.

In same friendly spirit now I think of you

my generous friend----sounding like a fan

being so grateful for every comment you do

my incentive to keep writing as long as I can.

We are living half the world apart

and I hope you'll correctly understand

so allow me to say it from my poetic heart

it's such a pure pleasure to have you for a friend.


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    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      9 days ago from Canada

      Carolyn---Yes, "discovering" describes it perfectly, because there was an incredible story from both sides to be told, and now we cherish our little friendship as something that can only be found in some novels.

      Moreover, we have proven with our combination of personalities that people may have a deeper friendly connection while never having met, than so many people who are seeing their friends on a regular basis.

      Thank you, Carolyn, for this opportunity to share this dear detail of my life.

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      Carolyn Fields 

      9 days ago from South Dakota, USA

      Your story reminded me of a young lady I know. She had a different take on life. She would spend time with friends and then leave and go home. In her mind, her friends existed in suspended animation - just sitting there, not moving, not growing, not changing - until she returned and rejoined them. She was always "surprised" to see that her friends had changed when she was away from them. I found this fascinating. A glimpse into her completely self-absorbed mind.

      You, on the other hand, realize that your pen-pal had evolved during the fifty years you were apart, and that there was a rich landscape to discover.

      And that landscape was somehow different than it would have been had you never known her.

      Fascinating indeed.

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      9 days ago from Canada

      Carolyn---Thinking out of the box out of a habit, I may have some "strange" thoughts from time to time--or is it most of the time. Like, I find it amazing that some individuals all the way on other continents carry my name and/or my facial looks in their minds everywhere they go.

      For example, while living in my native Croatia I had a pen-pal in Buenos Aires in my teens for some years---then we stopped as I went to the army, got married, emigrated to Canada---and after 50 years of our silence I tried with that same address I knew, and I was lucky to find her there. Now we are great pen-pal friends again, she is a successful psychoanalyst and we have plenty to write about, with human nature being my own cup of tea.

      But, what fascinates me---again, my strange mind's works---that through all those 50 years of our silence she carried my name, my face, and all about me in her mind.

      It's too crazy to think that way, I know, but it was like I was there somehow a part of her reality all those years.

      These days I feel similarly about my "cyber-friends" of Hub Pages. We never met, but in no matter how small way, we are "present" in each others' lives. I know it sounds weird---but weird is fine with me.

      Have yourself a fabulous day, MY FAR AWAY FRIEND!

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      Carolyn Fields 

      9 days ago from South Dakota, USA

      This put a smile on my face. Thank you for that.


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