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(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

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Across The Miles

For Suzanne Gaddess

A voice with no sound
Stretches across invisible miles
A voice of words like an outstretched hand
Its fingers waiting to be touched
By another in a much sought bond of friendship
The words are read and treasured like precious jewels

The fingers have touched

Another voice of words
Extends itself across the miles
Like an invisible thread
The much sought link is forged
Friendship through words of unseen faces grows
Trust follows in the distance
As words of comfort, sorrow and joy
Move back and forwards along the invisible thread


28 December 2006

Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, July 06, 2011


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  • JoAnn McGrath (5/19/2007 8:25:00 PM)

    I for one am glad they talked you into PH....................: O) nice tribute to some very special friends

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  • Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (5/4/2007 12:51:00 AM)

    Great imagery and a very touching emotion filled story about a journey of friendship! I am so glad you and Melvina are friends and share the same passion for poetry....
    Keep up the great work and keep sharing from your heart as nothing but good seems to come of your writings.
    Have a wonderful day filled with many smiles
    =Shelley=

  • ... Sheila (5/3/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    An awesome statement about true and enduring friendship! Very beautifully written! Top marks, for sure!

  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (5/3/2007 2:36:00 AM)

    What is life without friends, and we all have a great friend in you David...

  • Michael Fischer (5/2/2007 9:16:00 PM)

    I like that you pay homage to your good friends. Without friends, we're empty vagabonds circling the unknown desert without a map. This poem is a gem...I loved it! Great work! This is an easy ten!
    -Michael

  • Not a member No 4 (5/2/2007 2:19:00 PM)

    Such friendships might not follow the age old pattern, but they are just as real and just as important, and might never have developed but for the coming of the web! ! This is a very fine tribute to such friends and the reality of the friendship and the emotions that flit back and forth along the wires - or through the air. These are very fine thoughts and principles connecting more of us to the three of you. Glad to be acquainted with your work too David. jim

  • Linda Ori (4/29/2007 1:59:00 AM)

    You just described the very feeling I have tried to convey regarding those whose lives we touch online. Virtual friends - faceless, and voiceless, and yet that's not important, when the words that pass back and forth are written in friendship. Some of my best friends I have yet to see or hear, but I know their hearts and that's enough for me. Nicely done, David!
    Linda :) xx

  • Melvina Germain (4/28/2007 10:30:00 PM)

    Of course I love this poem David and will mark it as one of my favourites. Both my buddy Sue and I in the same poem, that's precious. Thankyou for your heartfelt thoughts.---Melvina---

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