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I first “met” Kim through her blog, The Lavender Letters. Ever since Kim first commented on my blog, she’s been nothing but kind. We soon began communicating through email and I realized just how much we have in common. She is one of the most positive people I have ever encountered through blogging and she is extremely talented. Both Kim and I write poetry and I thought it would be wonderful if we were to work together to create a poem about friendship.
Having a meaningful friendship online isn’t always easy. Because no one can ever really know someone without meeting them and slowly learning if they can trust them, one has to be safe and yet willing to share kindness. There needs to be a balance; we need to share our experiences, while still being cautious. While we may not always be able to meet someone in person due to safety reasons, we can still make connections and that is what the poem Kim and I wrote together is all about.
A friend is someone who you feel you can count on and who offers understanding and kindness. I consider Kim a good friend, as well as a lot of other bloggers I speak to. I hope you all enjoy reading this collaborative poem by Kim and I. Thank you!
By: B.G. and Kim
Part of me regrets
That we’ve never met
And that we’ve only talked
Through words on an electronic page
We speak through wires and keys
Thoughts flowing with ease
Yet we are like birds
Locked within this cage
Yet here you are before me
Words written to share glimpses
Of your soul that speaks,
Getting to know you.
To find a friend not met
To share a virtual talk across worlds
Our paths may never cross perhaps
Except through a sentence or two.
For as much as we may want to meet face to face
We need to remember the importance of being safe
For in this world there are those less than kind
Those who do not know the true value of a friend
But you have managed to constantly brighten my day
With the constant words of kindness that you say
You’re always there offering a helping hand
Full of advice you find in your heart to lend
But in the quiet space when I feel lost
I know your invisible thoughts come to reach me
To give me the gift of support,
To tell me I’m not so alone.
And in a world of pain
Where we need kindness to stay sane
I look to you for comfort
From the coldness I sometimes feel
And in every word you type
You make it all alright
For having someone understand
Can have the amazing power to heal
*B.G. is the author of Getting Through Anxiety. Thanks for reading my blog!