To Laughing, To Crying, To Friends

by | Feb 2, 2013



There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you are around your true friends.ย 

This weekend my friend Allie has been visiting with me from out of state and it is funny how much I didn’t know I missed her until we were side by side. She is quite a few years younger than me but it feels like we are kindred spirits.

From the first time I met her, we just instantly clicked. She brings out the best in me and her energy is always positive and freeing.

Best of all she is a great friend.

Speaking of Friendship I Would Like to Introduce My First Guest Blogger!

Her name isย Christy Birmingham and she is the masterful blogger behind Poetic Parfait, a blog where you can “read poetry, enter discussions about the poetic word, and bring your appetite!”

Visit her website and check out all her beautiful poetry. I love the power behind her words.

Here is the guest post she wrote and it is about, well, you guessed it: Friendship.


Even When


Christy Birmingham (right) with her best friend.

Christy Birmingham (right) with her best friend.

Even when you do not think you can, and
Your cheeks will thank you.
Even when you feel you have already produced an ocean, and
Your mind will sigh with relief.
As your thoughts move away from valleys, and
Turn to the snow-covered mountains you can climb.
Even when you know it is silly,
For your age does not always fit the puzzle of your soul, and
Your memories can shine bright with
The nightlight of friendship.
We stand without emotion,
Looking around for someone to mimic –
Be yourself and stand tall in your own thoughts,
For you can turn your own dimmer onto full throttle
If you smile, cry, watch, and laugh,
Put it on repeat,
And do it all again tomorrow.
ยฉ 2013 Christy Birmingham

About the Poem:

Christy says she was inspired to write the poem about her best friend.


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  1. Jill Weatherholt

    My mother always told me, if you had one true friend in life, you are blessed. Thankfully, I have a few blessings in my life. I enjoyed your post.

    • sookton

      How very true! Your mother was wise. I love my friends-they are extensions of my family. Thanks for your sweet comment!

    • sookton

      Thanks for stopping by

  2. Diane Dienstman

    Allie is an inspiring and unique individual and I am blessed as a mother to have her as my friend as well. You are both beautiful and inspiring women who will always be connected by the spirits within. Love to you both.

    • sookton

      Love you too! Allie is great. Can I keep her here? Come to Florida!

  3. Christy Birmingham

    Hi Suki, the post looks great! Thanks for featuring it so well on your site here and for the mention. It has been great collaborating with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sookton

      It was great collaborating with you too! Love the poem.

  4. Christy Birmingham

    Reblogged this on Poetic Parfait and commented:
    Happy day my poetic peeps!
    Today, I am pleased to be a guest blogger for the uplifting site Sookton’s Space. Writer Suki features my poem “Even When” in her latest post. I am pleased to be able to post on Suki’s site as it is an inspiring and positive space.
    I wrote the poem in tribute to my best friend. Friendship is so important – make sure you give your best friend a hug next time you see him or her!
    Love to you all, from christyb xx

    • sookton

      Thanks for writing! Happy to meet a new blogger friend.

      • Christy Birmingham

        Thanks for having me to your creative space for the day! Yes, working together has been great ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Cyndi

    Beautiful poem and lovely post! Thank you for sharing!

    • sookton

      Thanks for visiting! Glad you liked it, stop by Sookton’s Space again.

  6. letizia

    “For your age does not always fit the puzzle of your soul” – love that line! Always love Christy’s poems ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sookton

      A beautiful line indeed.

  7. Jane Carroll

    Great post…I always love Christy’s poetry!

    • sookton

      Thanks! It is a great poem.

  8. Julie Catherine

    Reblogged this on Julie Catherine and commented:
    A great guest blog and an awesome poem about friendships by our good friend and fellow blogger, Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait!

  9. Julie Catherine

    Lovely post, and a wonderful poem of friendships by Christy! Love this, and reblogged as well. Thanks for brightening my Sunday, ladies! ~ Julie ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    • sookton

      Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  10. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy is a beautiful Poet and lovely person, and I Congratulations to her for being your guest blogger…
    Hello to you also.. I popped over from Christy’s repost of this.

    Friends are precious.. and True friends are far and few between…. Its great to have a true friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Will of Heart

    Its a blessing to have a true friend, poem is lovely indeed… ๐Ÿ™‚


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