Poem: Thank You, Friend

Thank you friend for always being there for me
And seeing what I saw and did not see

I am blessed to have you by my side
At good times, bad times, and when I lost my child

You have accepted the person I became
And realized that your friend can not be the same!

Friend, you have never asked me to change
And never considered any of my behaviors strange

You have decided to walk with me at my pace
And understood that no one can take Samar’s place

You respected my daily sorrow and tears
And appreciated my strength in facing my loss and fears

You wished me patience and serenity of the soul
And prayed that God helps me survive living with my hole

You even joined me in appreciating the sunrise
This significant act dear friend is not a surprise!

Although the burden you carry is not small
You never shy away from listening to me, not at all

Thank you for always tolerating my talk
About my beloved Samar, since the days she started to walk

Although seeing me immersed in grief is painful to you
You are always there for me, the friend I knew

With you dear friend, I will always feel free
To talk about my loss at any stage or degree

I am grateful that you do not push me to move along
And acknowledge my pain and listen to my song

Thank you dear friend for all the support
And God bless you, for the comfort you brought.
Randah R. Hamadeh, 2007, Copyright
Written in loving memory of her daughter,
Samar Ahmed Al Ansari (4/4/88-4/9/06)

(www.samaralansari.com)

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