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  1. 21. Family Circle

    • By Melissa G. Nicks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    When I am born, you are here
    In your eye, I see a tear
    Time flies and already I'm two
    "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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    Wow! Words cannot describe the quality of this poem. It is touching and another thing is that it co-relates with life's reality. Thanks a lot and thumbs up for the great job!

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  3. 22. Perceptions

    First impressions can be strong
    About those we see around.
    Yet how often are they wrong?
    That is the truth I've found.

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    What a wonderful piece of writing. I love it! I agree with it. In my early 20's I worked in a convenience store, and I had a game I played where I would judge whether the customer would be...

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  5. 23. Lessons For Living

    I see you looking at your children,
    Wondering what their lives will be.
    If you verify some answers
    Then their future you might see.

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    I loved this poem. The list of things that should be given to our children to have an amazing journey through this life, it's all here! This poem contains so much wisdom! Beautifully written....

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  6. 24. Touching The Sky

    • By Shreya D. Chattree
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Come for me, sweet tomorrow.
    Help me touch the sky.
    Like a well-learned bird opens its wings,
    I, too, want to fly high.

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    Committing mistakes and then learning from them can be a great lesson of life. It can truly evolve a person into a nice gentleman. I remember, after passing out of the university, I joined an...

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  7. 25. Temperance

    Get annoyed with someone
    And explode in fury
    But later after calming down
    You'd look back

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  8. 26. Take Time To Know Me

    Take time to know me, and you will see
    That I am nothing like what you have heard spoken of me.
    Give me a chance, and I will prove to you
    That although I am not perfect, I have a heart that is pure and true.

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  9. 27. Brevity

    Life's brevity, so bittersweet,
    depends upon just one heartbeat.

    Brief as dusk and swift as dawn,

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    Very nice. So very true. When it's said that we are given a certain number of days, what can be said when someone dies, say at age 59.5, but then is resuscitated and is now 64? Oh, no doubt...

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  10. 28. True Joy

    I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing.
    We all say this often, not realizing what it brings.
    We look only to the future for our happiness,
    Letting life slip through our fingers in its fullness.

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    Well thought out expression of a very deep yet communal event given voice in an authentic poetry format. Deeply set me thinking about my father's recent death. It's an experience that bind...

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  11. 29. For Alexis From Your Mama

    • By Amy D. Liskey
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
    Wondering why life, at times, can seem great.
    But in that second, it took me to just think,
    My life could change, faster than a blink.

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    I like the poem because it gives me the passion
    in everything I do, even if you don't accomplish your goals right away.

  12. 30. Truth

    • By Judy A. Carrier
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016 with permission of the Author.

    There comes a time in all our lives
    when truth will set us free,
    so live each day as though you know
    your last it may well be.

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    I just love this poem it is so true and yes it has touched me!

  13. 31. Greed

    • By Irwin Mercer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014 with permission of the Author.

    When we were born with no possession.
    The love received was our concession.
    No worries, no fears, no troubles, no fuss.
    In mother's arms we put our trust.

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    Wow, this poem reminds me of one of my uncles who was all about his accomplishments. He chased after money till he couldn't. Lying on his hospital bed breathing his last, he realized life...

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  14. 32. The Irreplaceable

    • By Irwin Mercer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014 with permission of the Author.

    If you foolishly spend your money,
    you can always earn some more.

    If you happen to melt your sundae,

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  15. 33. The Number 24 Bus

    • By Paul Hayward
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Life is like a journey on the number 24 bus,
    So welcome aboard, young one; come, sit here with the rest of us.
    Let's hope you're going to be on here for more than just a while.
    Look out of the window, young one, and enjoy every single mile.

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  16. 34. The Perfect Little Town

    • By Irwin Mercer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017 with permission of the Author.

    The little town was the perfect little town,
    Where never would you see even one little frown.
    No matter where you'd go around town to stroll,
    There were perfect little houses, all in a perfect row.

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  17. 35. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    • By S Raine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am, from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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    I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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  18. 36. I Finally Met Habit

    • By Doug W Benson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 22, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    I'll never forget when I first met Desire,
    The feelings I had; my heart raging with fire.
    She helped me believe all things were in reach,
    As long as I had her to guide and to teach.

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    Another brilliant poem - I'm smiling even now as I write this comment. Just keep writing - your poems must give many others the same pleasure as they give me.

  19. 37. These Stories We Wear

    • By Sabina Laura
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2021 with permission of the Author.

    these stories we wear –

    scars,
    stretchmarks,

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  20. 38. You Don't Have To Be A Doormat

    When I was young and insecure,
    And desperate to be liked.
    I tended to withdraw in pain
    And flee instead of fight.

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  21. 39. We Are All Human

    I've lived quite a while and learned quite a bit
    About life and this world where we live.
    I've found that it's filled with both good and the bad.
    Some who take, while some others will give.

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  22. 40. It's All In The Eyes

    • By Katy A. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 1, 2024 with permission of the Author.

    A picture says a thousand words; a smile can too.
    A laugh can tell you a lot, as well...
    but to hide behind those things is quite easy to do.

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