UNWRITER Ron Berry

November 30, 2008

Give Thanks Week Day 6

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I’m still working on these. Then it’s back to the same boring stuff, except for three days of book tours and those will be exciting! There is a special treat coming up for Marv.

Words fly through the air
To my friends that really care
It would truly be a treat
If many I could actually meet

How many friends can a person find
The Internet is a virtual goldmine
It doesn’t matter where they live
Around the world, friendship they give

From the location where you are
People you meet from near and far
Send out greetings east and west
North and south and all the rest

You reach the whole world through the end of your fingers
The slowness of snail mail no longer hinders
Meeting so many on line is done fast
Friendships are made that grow and do last

©Joyce Anthony and Ron Berry

I had to add Joyce to that poem because I totally ran out of words that go together. It’s back to poetry 001. Neither of us have been offered the position of poet laurite yet, but it’s coming (not).

I’m on day six and I still haven’t covered all the friends I’ve made on the Internet! I have to learn to write these faster than I make friends. That’s hard to do when one blogs as much as I have been. Let me see whom I miss today because sure as heck I won’t cover everybody. I will try to mention all the friends I have that I am thankful for. This set of blog posts has been a real eye opener for me. I didn’t realize how many people I had met, how many became friends. So without further obtuse rhetoric, let’s continue with the list.

Bonnie Doss-Knight writes non-fiction and is seeking to break into the fiction market. She will. As one of two dear friends editing my non-humorous attempt at fiction, she is ready for her breakthrough great American novel.

A wonderful lady who is quite ill right now has nurtured me along from day one is Barbara Williamson-Wood or Babs as we affectionately call her. We even had our own coded words on messenger called babese. Thanks to her I am much of what I am today.

Linda Valintino is an aspiring writer that now blogs. She does a lot of recipes and is good at making me hungry. And mystery knitter (she can spell her name, I can’t, Pirjo Ilvesvuori) is Finnish and a dual language writer. I do good to put together things in English.

From the great southwest is Joyce Scarbrough. I’ve read both books she has out and it reminds me of my high school years. Then we skip to Rome and meet Jo Linsdell, an English transplant that wrote an excellent book of translations.

I’m going to stop here. I have missed so many and tomorrow I have my toastmaster crew. For all that I did not name, you are still high on my friends list. But above all, the whole idea of this week is to give thanks for all that we have. Material possessions mean nothing, but the friends we have, the kindnesses we do, are what we must thank our God, our spiritual deity, or whomever is the driving force in your life.

Thank you, God; for all that I have for I have a life enriched even more by the friends you’ve shown me.

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5 Comments »

  1. “Thank you, God; for all that I have for I have a life enriched even more by the friends you’ve shown me.”

    My prayer as well.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — November 30, 2008 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  2. […] Give Thanks Week Day 6 She does a lot of recipes and is good at making me hungry. And mystery knitter (she can spell her name, I can’t, Pirjo Ilvesvuori) is Finnish and a dual language writer. I do good to put together things in English. … […]

    Pingback by i put a spell on you | Digg.com — November 30, 2008 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve never attempted poetry, except in one mandatory class, where I learned the very basics.
    I admire you for keeping up with it and fitting it to different occasions.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
    http://www.morganmandel.com

    Comment by Morgan Mandel — November 30, 2008 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  4. Yes, thank you, God, for all the wonderful internet friends I’ve met, including Ron Berry, Marvin Wilson and too many others to name here in the comment box. What a wonderful tool the computer is for isolated writers!

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — December 1, 2008 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  5. Aw, all I did was a little editing, my friend.

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — December 1, 2008 @ 11:16 pm | Reply


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