In the realm of platonic relationships, there are friends…and there are soulmate friends. It has its own kind of love. And friendship and forgiveness and contrition. All essential to those who know to remain loyal to soulmate friends.



Ah, do you ever miss me like I have missed you,
The company we kept and the joys we have known?
For friends can surely hurt you and break your heart, too.
And leave you feeling lonely when you’re not alone.

It’s strange how days can go by and we would forget
The brief harshness of words that were ever spoken.
And yet, instead of vanquishing shame and regret,
Our lonely, prideful hearts would rather stay broken.

Yet sometimes friendship is the only love you’ll know,
Despite the differences we suffered to share.
Only a selfish heart could pretend to let go
Who could forgivingly show how much they still care.

Still, though days were to become years and even end
The friendship that love once had the courage to tell;
Perhaps for some it is easy to lose a friend;
(Only one who has loved could remember so well).


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Love Poems From The Heart (Part 3) Awaits You!

With the mastery of voice-over artist extraordinaire John Taft ( and the incomparable expertise of video director/producer Queen Ofir (, my newest poetry work “Love Poems From The Heart (Part 3)” is now on YouTube and requests your vivid eyes and avid ears! But first, here is an excerpt for your proper inducement:


Excerpt from “Love Poems From The Heart (Part 3)”

For if I came upon you sitting in the park,
Would you know the melancholy my life has known?
Ah, how sad it is to stroll through the rain-filled dark
To only meet people who want to be alone.

Ah, might you let me sit beside you for a while,
That we might be here when the morning sun streams in!
Then inside our rain-filled hearts might we share a smile,
Then be so bold to hope that love could live again?


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A Lifetime


It’s never too late to overcome fear and find courage. Here’s a poem from an upcoming book by Patrick P. Stafford I hope will inspire and encourage everyone to accomplish this!

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Oh, how have you been and where did you go?
It seems a lifetime that I have missed you.
For why did you leave, I will never know;
It seems a lifetime since I last kissed you!

Yes, life can be harsh and turn against you
When fear is all you have to help you cope.
Still, how is it I never convinced you
That love is always good and full of hope?

Doesn’t matter what the past may have told you,
Nor why we failed and when our hearts fell off track,
My arms are wide open and long to hold you,
Besides, I never left–and you’ve now come back!

So there’s no need to let the past stand in our way:
I’ve known all along you needed me to miss you.
Besides, what’s a few hours or years in a day
When you’ve waited a lifetime for me to kiss you?

We should have known the future would not forsake us,
And eternity would be ours despite its length.
Why fear the past or where a lifetime may take us!
Don’t you know love is always brave and full of strength?


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A Verse of Brine!



The wild, sometimes serene and hauntingly beautiful ocean invites and beckons. This afternoon, I must go out and greet it. And immerse my senses ‘midst its windswept waves and curative, intoxicating depths!

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