Love and Gratitude …
When we express appreciation,
It lifts the spirits of intended,
Within a group and all creation,
To all we have warmly befriended.
Members of The Creative Exiles
You are deeply appreciated,
For all the ways you give us smiles
And keep us happy and elated.
Your poetry exceeds all we wished for.
It warms us, lights our fires and teaches
About the beauty of nature and more.
Deep Into our hearts and souls it reaches.
Words of love, enlightenment or sorrow
Inspires others, encourages. too,
To be all we can be now, tomorrow.
Is it any wonder we so love you?
Creators of great fiction stories,
You so stir us to laugh, cry or cheer.
You keep us on the edge of quarries,
Or give us good tales that endear
So, to each of you beloved authors,
You have our thanks, our appreciation.
You give so much, and we greatly honor
Your skills, your time, your wit and creation.
This poem was inspired by the love and gratitude we have for our authors at The Creative Exiles.
© Copyright 2016 All Rights Reserved Phyllis Doyle Burns
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In appreciation of friendship:
When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy–that it is built upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
– Written by Mark Twain in a Letter to Mary Mason Fairbanks
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, …
– Mark Twain in Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar