Two Friends


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Another poem I did not write, but thought it was worth sharing. I want to dedicate this poem to all my close OP friends that I have met here. You all mean so much to me, and have blessed my life in so many ways. I can never repay your kindness. To all ~ everlasting peace.

Two Friends

Two friends were walking through the desert
During some point of the journey they had an arguement
And one friend slapped the other in the face
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying a thing
Knelt down and wrote in the sand~  Today my best friend
Slapped me in the face

They kept on walking until the found an oasis
Where they decided to take a bath
The one who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire
And started to drown, but the friend saved him

After recovering from the near drowning
He wrote on a stone~ Today my best friend saved my life
The friend who had slapped and saved his life asked him
After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you write on stone

The friend replied~ When someone hurts us
We should write it down in sand, where the winds
Of forgiveness can erase it away
But when someone does something good for us
We must engrave it in stone
Where no winds can ever erase it

Learn to write in stone
They say it takes a minute to find a special person
An hour to appreciate them
A day to love them
But an entire life to forget them

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irishmist commented on Two Friends


Wonderful life lesson for young and old ...... love it :)

Armadillokid commented on Two Friends


i love this. i wish this was something that was taught through school. Armadillokid aka Sydney

tierra7 commented on Two Friends


Hi Sweetie, Oh yes I remember this poem...i have read it before "LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE." thank you for sharin' with us, that is mighty noble of you...always enjoy visitin' your page...Namaste, Tierra@}-'-,

REGINA2 commented on Two Friends


Wow! This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. Would like to know who wrote this.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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