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How Are You, My Friend?

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It happens very often

When someone on another side of the Earth

Suddenly stops your crazy race

Asking such a simple question:

How are you, my friend?

Instantly it becomes warmer

Hearing those kind words

And a series of depressing days

Breaks into the sunny rays.

A happy smile creeps up your face,

Everyone you would like to embrace.

You were almost on the edge of crying,

But a minute of warmth saved you,

The happy man they’ve made you.

You feel confidence in yourself,

You know that someone feels you,

You are not like a dusty book on the shelf,

You know that someone needs you.

Kind words create your emotions,

They show your dears devotion.

I am thankful for all those

Who can see my mental state.

I would like here to propose

Kind words in speech create

As they never irritate.

Say compliments! They make us happy,

They make us snappy.

Kind words our hearts soften.

So, say them often!

Do not delay but say:

How are you, my friend?

I’ll be with you up to the end.


©Larisa Rzhepishevska

The 10th of April, 2011

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Tue 12th Apr 2011 12:57

Funny how some poems strike an unexpected chord. The only person I know who uses the phrase "how are you, my friend" is German, and somehow the poem leads me right back to his face.

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