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With Friends Like These, a poem





She did not


Their thin excuses

The well-meant


Of “Hello darling!

My, how we’ve missed you!”

Yet never

Was it an

Opportune time

To be cordial afterward.

The words were flung

In the silence

Of passing moments

When etiquette requires

Something be spoken

But obviously

Never meant.

After all these years,

She wonders,


Do they expect me

To believe

their simple words

and drown out

the maddening noise

of their conduct?


© Sumyanna 2018


Written for The Daily Post Prompt: thin

Posted in Flowers, Inspirational Poems, Nature Photography, Photography, Poetry, Thoughtful Poems, Woman's Poetry

When a Dear Friend Touches Your Heart: She (a poem)




stands tall.
She wears
an unwavering smile,
for though sometimes
she is willing to
brave the unknown
for beauty lingers
beneath her breaths
and she cannot help
but notice your smile
all the encouragement needed
to unleash her kindness
her fragrant scent
of unabash’ed love
and acceptance
swirling among
the dusky earth
the muted green scent
of painful growth
and forgetfulness.
Her dew shaped tears
of longing release
in their beauty
to reach
new heights
to shelter
in the sun
to add
its sweetness
to each day’s beauty.
Her fragrant scent,
her lingering beauty,
and you realize
as you step
through the meadow –
you shall never
be the same.

(c) Sumyanna 2018

Written for my dear friend Nadia who truly deserves finer words than these, but they are all I have.  May she know she leaves beauty wherever she treads and may she always have the courage to stay just the way she is.