Monday, December 31, 2012

Friend Ships

Friend ships often
Sail shifting seas
You see them
Then they sail
Out of sight
And yet those
Gossamer lines of love
Memories, linger
The way she turned
The steering wheel
Underhand,
And tossed water
Into the air to delight
In the drops
Snapshots in the mind
A reflection, a grin
But most missed
The flow of conversation
Constant, joyful laughter
And now two decades
Later
Over a cup of tea
The ships meet
Those lines of love
Link into heart moorings
Like so many years
Ago and the words
And laughter flow
Hearts set free
To sail on the
Sea of Happy

This was written for the prompt of Happiness at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com, and for the prompt of Changes and Turns at dversepoets.com and shared with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United poetry blogroll.blogspot.com.  It was inspired by a recent visit to CA, where I got to reconnect with on of my best friends from high school.  We'd lost touch for about 20 years and then found each other on FB.  After hello and a hug, we started talking-like no time had passed at all.  :-)   Also on this New Year's Eve I'd like to share a toast with all of you

There are good ships
And there are wood ships
And there are ships that
Sail the sea
But the best ships
Are friendships
And may they
Always be

Thank you all for your kindness, support and laughter--Happy New Year!!


25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful experience to reconnect with an old friend as you did! And to find that the 'friend ship' still sails after many years of being apart.

    Thank you for your support of Poets United Poetry Pantry this past year; and also for your support of Poetry Jam! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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    1. Mary!! Thank you, it was/is wonderful-still smiling about that re-connection.
      It has been a blessing to be part of Poets United, Poetry Jam, and DVersePoets :-) All such joyful supportive places :-)

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  2. happy new year to you as well....and sometimes things need to happen in their own time....and sometimes life circles back around as well to rejoin...and that is a very cool thing...

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    1. Hi Brian!! Thank you so much for stopping by on this special eve:-) it is a very cool thing--best to you and yours

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  3. Hi, just dropped by to say Happy New Year!

    yes, the best ships are friendships, may it always sail smoothly, and i like the positive tones in your post. :)

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    1. Hi!! Thank you for the happy wishes :-) all the best for 2013

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  4. That's wonderful Sara! This duplicates what we went through these recent days. Dr Mike Yoong and I connected through FB after having lost touch for 49 years! We're both retired with grand kids now. It's a nice feeling! Happy New Year!

    Hank

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    1. Hank!! I am so happy for you. It is a wonderful feeling those connections that are never really lost. Happy New Year :-)

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  5. those really are the most wonderful relationships, aren't they?

    thank you so much for participating at Poetry Jam, Sara!

    Happy Happy New Year!


    dani

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    1. his Dani!! Reconnections are a wonderful thing :-) Thank you for a great prompt!

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  6. very cool on meeting your friend again after such a long time...and so cool as well that the years just melted and you could re-connect where you left off....happy new year to you!!

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    1. Hi Claudia!! Thank you, it was very cool :-) Happy New Year to you too!

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  7. Love your poem and appreciate the toast. The thinking behind both is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Dave!! Thank you so much :-) Always enjoy your positive comments as well. Look forward to reading more of your wonderful poems this year!

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  8. Fantastic build with the nautical theme! I always admire when someone can cleanly pull off a motif. Very nice.

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    1. Hi Jack!! Always appreciate your comments and poetry as well. Thank you! :-)

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  9. Wonderful use of an extended metaphor!

    Happy new year!

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  10. :) loved this take on friendships.. they do sail on the sea of happy..

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  11. Lovely, what a nice tribute to friendship. And I love the play on words. Happy New Year :)

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  12. Sara, from the title, Friend Ships, I knew this would be fun. Your analogy of relationships to the world as a sea is really nice. And I'm so glad you reconnected with your friend... isn't it great when you see someone after years and you both pick up the thread as though no time has passed? I am so happy you had this experience, and thanks for stopping by to let me know about your dad. Love and prayers, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/01/05/peace-and-war-and-pieces-of-human-beings-on-the-ground/

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    1. Hi Amy!! Love to hear from you, just like you were sitting here talking with me. It is a true gift to reconnect like that. Love to you too <3

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  13. Love the alliteration in the opening lines! New Years always makes me think of friend ships that sailed away.

    Love the toast! :) Happy New Year!!

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    1. Hi Rachel!! Thank you so much--Happy New Year to you too!

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  14. Hope all is well, Sara... miss seeing you around.

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    1. Laurie, you big sweetie!! So nice to be missed :-) I miss being around too--just recovering from onslaught of last minute business deals and the holidays combined...I'll be at the OLN bar later--cheers!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!