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TO REMIND YOU I AM HERE, PEPPER - CALIBANE

MY FRIEND AND CONFIDANT

You are half the world away,
And my today is your tomorrow.
I have never seen your face,
Nor heard words from your lips.
I do not know your sounds of laughter,
Or the softness of your sigh.
I have not a clue as to who you are,
Or the customs for which you live.
I do know that you are kind and sweet,
You are a thoughtful and caring soul.
You think of others before yourself,
ALL others, young and old.
These things I know about you,
Even though we have never met.
I have learned this by coming home
Each day and finding you here.
You are not here in body and soul,
But as a lighted rectangle.
You come to me every day as
A message on my screen,
A message that I can rely on
To cheer me up and make my day.
Through a keyboard we share
Our ups and downs.
I have opened my inner self to you,
And you have to me as well.
We have traded secrets and laughs,
As well as sorrows and pain.
I have never met you,
but feel as if I have known you most of my life.
To most this might sound silly,
But I assure them, it is not.
Even though we have never met,
I feel a bond between us.
A bond that should have taken years to build,
Yet was built in a month or two.
A bond that lifelong friends should have,
Although most never do.
A bond that I am glad to share with you...
My Friend And Confidant.

-Poem by Steven Lowdermilk

~Thanks so much for being a good friend~