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Poems About Friendship, Friends
by Alison Stormwolf

A collection of friendship poems about friendship, spanning the emotional range of love, loyalty and devotion between friends.

They say we can chose our friends but not our relations, and this in many ways is true. I have taught my children that in order to have good friends. we have first got to be a good friend. I am blessed that my friends have often been in my life from early years or at least from the ago of 17. I also make new friends and can honestly state that several do not share my world views, and that's alright. We can become too complacent if nobody ever challenges us.

Friends add great richness to life, and nowadays with the internet we can have friends in countries all over the world. I cherish my friends and am grateful that they are in my life.

A friend accepts us in our inconsistencies
peaks and troughs and all ways
It takes time to prove yourself a friend
It has to be earned
not given lightly

Alison Stormwolf

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Come and lay your head on my lap
for there is equal measures of comfort to be found
As ire and passion
in this flawed vessel

I will stroke those fears into submission
Laugh those torments into oblivion
Sing a new song
into your tired heart of pain.

Come to my fire and be soothed
The dancing flames
Will reach into your cold frame
Reminding you of your core of warmth
When this world confronts, confuses and constricts you
Then shall my wings overreach you
Protection, shelter, understanding
Beating heart
Steady, reliable

© Alison Stormwolf



Bitter, angry words
Striking out and hurting
those I love…

Such a fool
making judgements
Wrong decisions

Self hatred
Colouring my mind
No escape

Foolish pride
Ruining my tomorrows
blinding my eyes

Take my soul
for it cannot stand
to live in this prison

Only you
really understand my
contained spirit

Reaching out
asking your forgiveness
one last time.....

© Alison Stormwolf


Colorado Springs

He is a slow deep river
That twists and turns in agony
Of each new bend…
He knows he is sea bound
At times he wishes
The sea was in sight

A long journey from that
Brash young spring
In the mountains
Many rapids navigated
But now
He wants the soft flow
Of emotions unimpeded

I watch that relentless current
Moving him onward, slowly
the changing landscape
Has awakened the depth in him
so now he sees with both
The superficial vision
Of the shallow brook
And the stony depths of
The side whirl pools
Going round and getting nowhere

And in all this
He is wise

© Alison Stormwolf


Leaving Armadale

Don’t smile and say its not forever
Or laugh and say it’s only “down the road”
Allow me this sadness, this grief
For I am leaving everything behind
And to come together then leave
After a lifetime of searching
Is tearing at me

Knowing its right
Does not make it pain free
Yes, I want to return
Take part in ceremony
But sometimes life is like bubbles
In a fish pond

So accept my thanks for everything
You have taught me
Collectively and individually
About what it is to be
Prepared to suffer hardship
Alienation from some

In order to be
Of service to others.

© Alison Stormwolf



He is a cave within a cave
He sees daylight from the shadows
And people can access his depth
But only to a point
For there is always more
He holds that level sacrosanct
For it is his security
His very being
Therefore private
To all but him alone

Music vibrates in his cells
Words find form and take flight
Into verse suffused with insight
Memory inherited speaks to him
Its there around him in the soil
Daybreak to sundown and all times
That is the way he would have it
That is the way it is
His faith uplifts him and humbles me
More so his vulnerability
He is a cave within a cave
Deep, deep and true.

© Alison Stormwolf


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