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by Chris Sorrenti

things in this world
more precious
and yet why is it
we must lose so many?
in flying down the road of Life
if only to strengthen the few
we manage to make
and keep

we must handle each one
like a newborn baby
nurture it with carefully chosen
actions and words
never taking for granted
its fragility as an egg
too easily damaged
if not broken all together
in a thoughtless moment
and Heaven help us
if we can’t put it right

© 2005

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Posted on 09/21/2005
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 09/21/05 at 11:49 AM

Reminds me of Polonius's words to his son, that if he makes a true friend he must "grapple him to himself with hoops of steel".(Hamlet). You've stated the importance of friendship simply but so well.

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 09/21/05 at 01:55 PM

I think that you've made a great point: a reminder of what we so often forget...Nice work, Chris

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/21/05 at 02:01 PM

...chris, it is serendipity that i caught this on the list of posts...i respectfully and humbly disagree with our friend [not like Senators either] gabriel. i saw it as a reflection of your trying[and accomplishing]to succinctly, yet meaningfully describe friendship w/out all the "he'd go hell and back for me" or "i'd climb the tallest mountain"...all that is bull because friendship issss just like a newborn every minute of it's existence and you point-out that if you don't treat it accordingly--you'll lose that friendship and bygolly, bygum it just ain't good to lose friends, especially if it's because you and they don't/can't/won't see the treasure in relationships...but then i'm a dinosaur you know, at 58...peace, chaz

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 09/21/05 at 10:10 PM

yes, each one's a treasure well worth keeping but which can be surprisingly fragile, and the key ingredient (glue) perhaps is lasting trust. Beautiful message here for us all.

Posted by Christina Bruno on 09/22/05 at 08:24 PM

very nice and very true

Posted by Marjorie Anne Reagan on 09/27/05 at 03:54 AM

Truth striking a definite chord here and it rings in my heart like a bell. Nothing more refreshing than the simple truth!

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 09/28/05 at 04:25 PM

I like the comparison of friendship and nuturing a baby :)

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/29/05 at 03:44 AM

Yes, frienship needs nurturing which grows with the maturing of understanding of the self and the other.Nice piece

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