To Veronica from Valerie

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To a Very Special Friend

I was in a local charity shop yesterday and stumbled across this lovely little friendship book. On the inside of the book it says, “To Veronica from Valerie,” and I thought that was very cute.  I began reading some of the verses and poetry from within and the words really did touch my heart, I could relate to every verse.  There is one verse from Pam Brown which I especially connected with and it made me think of my friend right now, who is far away but I hope to see him very soon.

Far Away

In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion – the mere knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help.  It is enough that they exist.  Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence.  It is in these things that it roots most deeply.  It is from these things that it flowers.  [Pam Brown, b. 1928]

I thought just so very beautiful and so very true.

Treasure your friends and let them know that you love them.

Lots of love, Clarabelle


Oh Little Carmen

I was in Auntie Claire role the other day and spent some quality time with my 2 lovely nieces, Megan (age 6) and Carmen (11 months) and my gorgeous nephew, Sean (age 8). I am so proud to have those 3 beautiful children in my life, I just love them so much.  We were playing around and I asked them if they wanted me to write a poem for each of them and they got so excited.  Below is the poem I created for Carmen and I am delighted to say all of their eyes lit up with joy when I read each of their poems out to them, I could see it really made them feel so very special….and they are.  Here is the first of these poems below.

Oh Little Carmen

My little beautiful niece Carmen (11 months)

Oh little Carmen, we love you so,

The cutest little girl, in a pretty pink bow.

You light up our hearts, with the smile upon your face,

A special treasure forever, the sweetest grace.

The brightest light, shines from you,

Stronger than the sun, in the sky so blue.

An angel of fun, with a curious mind,

A bundle of joy, simply one of a kind.

poemsbyclarabelle, 13 September 2012

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