Learn More

Elena Sandu


True Friendship~Vanilla and Ice


....Lower your expectations...
Could we ask for true friends?
I think all we can do
is to offer being one,
unconditionally.
I believe most people are warm
and comforting,
but it is not easy
to find like minded people.
We are all different,
our experiences,
culture,
way of living,
may have points of similarities
but also great differences.
When we learn to accept
and respect
those differences
as the spice
that makes people original,
like vanilla with ice
we ourselves might become
kind and gentle.
I am not such, still learning.
The mind will always
want to judge and impose
over everything
that proves to be different,
isn't it?
So maybe from here comes
the well known word
which is supposed
to bring a soul its peace:

'FOLLOW YOUR HEART'

One day I hope my heart
will come to be the true friend
Of my own mind
Mixing as gently and kind
As vanilla with creamy ice.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (True Friendship~Vanilla and Ice by Elena Sandu )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 2,244 Points Patricia Grantham (8/19/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    There are so many good thoughts here I am overfilled with great joys
    reading them. If vanilla and ice are blended together to make a delicious
    treat then why can't we as humans blend together to make the world a
    better place to live in. We have to respect each other differences as well
    as our likeness. PH gives us that opportunity to express ourselves. You
    have done that to the utmost. I have a poem A Faithful Friend that compliments
    yours. Very inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,927 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 9:31:00 PM)

    One day I hope my heart
    will come to be the true friend
    Of my own mind
    Mixing as gently and kind
    As vanilla with creamy ice.
    Nice thoughts, well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (7/14/2013 4:58:00 AM)

    yet we differ still we converge upon
    heart when resonates in deep red
    distinction seems to mill in impulsion
    distances slowly redeem in room of unison (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (7/12/2013 6:04:00 AM)

    This is one of your best writes Elena! The analogy brought in is so apt. There should be true merging of hearts as ice cream and vanilla! We should learn to overlook differences and blend with the essence! Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (7/11/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    Like the words of this poem I too have a dream of a smooth chilly bowl of vanilla ice cream. Eloquently written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Kavya . (7/9/2013 5:16:00 AM)

    hmm Vanilla with Ice....yes rightly said, Follow our Heart, Do not be ruled by others.....nice write... (Report) Reply

Read all 9 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  3. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. The Fish, Elizabeth Bishop
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. A Most Happy Holiday, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  2. Christmas - Christmas, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  3. Cage, Sarvesh wahie
  4. You Keep The Sea, Naveed Akram
  5. There's nothing like dance, Yisel Chong
  6. No One Could Ever Understand, Thabang Rakimane
  7. You made me evil, Yisel Chong
  8. The time machine, Yisel Chong
  9. Blue-eyed boy Mr. Death for e.e. cummings, r james sterzinger
  10. Salvation Jane, vince gullaci
[Hata Bildir]