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Life can seem completely hopeless... and maybe it is. But our friendships are what keep us hanging on...

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lazie
It says all about one's feelings and appreciate towards a true friend.
Colin
If the deep meaning of this poem was ice, I'd be frozen solid by now!
MELISSA
GREAT JOB ANGELA. YOU PUT YOUR WORDS IN SUCH A GREAT THANKFUL WAY.
Chantal
It's gets to the heart

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Close To My Heart

While the rest of this world may be so hateful,
for one thing on earth am I ever grateful
Though this place is dark and the future bland,
this brilliant flame I hold in my hand

I treasure this light and its rarity I value,
for its warmth has proven to be through and through
Close to my heart I hold this bright heat
Without it, I would be cold and incomplete

This flickering light of which I speak,
which gives me strength when I am weak,
gives my life meaning, its only goal
for this flame is the fire of your soul

When all I want is for my world to end,
I know you'll ignite me again, my friend

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Marisol
I really love this poem. Its one of my favorites that I've read. I think its very beautiful and well written.
Aja
this poem is exactly how I feel about my best friend who moved away
Maura
A beautiful well write poem.That means a very lot
shaun
deep meaning
Krystal
Awsome!!! I really loved this poem. the first thing that came to my mind after reading this was "WOW!"
Kim
It was very good and that's what I would say about one of my best friends.
michael
the best of the best. nothng like it anywhere i give it a 10
Janet
I LOVED THIS POEM!!! WHOEVER WROTE IT, WRITE MORE LIKE THIS ONE!!!
Deann
Very touching..and extremely unique.

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