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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thought for Thursday

February is the month for hearts and love. I usually think of romantic love whenever I think of red hearts and Valentine's Day.
But, there are many kinds of love we experience: of family, friends, children, nature, our pets, love of country,........................
So today, I thought I would share a poem with you that I wrote some time ago.

And Separates Join

It begins with a moment shared
On common ground. And separates join.
It is born with a similarity
Of thought or purpose,
And each separate, in some measure,
Complements the other.
The spirited beckons the fearful.
Sharing adventure, but learning, too,
To watch for hidden dangers.
The joyful encourages the wretched,
Lifting spirits but glimpsing
The darkness of sorrow.
The hurried propels the dawdler,
Teaching the value of time's passage
And discovers the gift of a minute's reflection.
And separates join.
They find solace in one another's company,
They share each others thoughts and dreams,
They soften the sting of truth
With kind words, and a touch, or a hug.
They support one another when knees buckle
And worlds collapse.
They push and prod and hang on
When the path becomes steep,
And the footing unsure.
And separates join.
They weave a cloth of moment's history
To cloak them from nature's fury
And life's bitter arrows.
They celebrate successes,
Cry with your sorrows,
And laugh with your joys.
Steadfast, strong, and sure,
They are there in time of need
To hold and help and heal.
They are precious gifts
Of immeasureable value.
They are Friends.
                             by S.R. Cuss

So take a moment today to hug a friend and express just how much you value their friendship.
Wishing you a Happy Heart.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. Suztats,
    Very elegantly put! Very true in all ways too. Thankyou for being a friend with me, you are a true treasure & that's priceless!!!

  2. I feel the same way about you, too, Bsotf!!!



  3. I'm going to just that Suz..give some hugs!!yes many words should be made for the many types of love. Love makes the world go round.Love and Kindness- same thing I guess.

  4. Oh, I agree Judy. Hope you have lots of nice hugs!

  5. What beautiful words you write. You have true talent in writing with deep thought and meaning. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. Dear Suz,
    Beautifully said- what we all (hopefully) have experiensed- friends are gold ,and are so wonderfully importent for us- something we can`t live without (I can`t)
    Hugs swet-

  7. Thank you Janet. I've always liked to write, but usually for myself. My friend Shirl came across this poem I'd sent her, and said I should post it. I thought it would be a good time during heart month. Hugs

  8. So true, Dorthe. I don't know where I'd be today if not for the love and support of my friends! Hugs

  9. Beautiful prose Suz and so true and heartfelt.
    I've been catching up with your blog posts and your tatting and painting look fabulous!
    Thanks for dropping by.... Happy Valentins Day!

  10. Beautiful,hugs coming across the seas to you.

  11. Val, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day, too. Thanks for the lovely comments! Hugs

    Hugs back, Tatskool!


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