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A Return to Friendship

Best friends, always near one another,
Secrets shared--sometimes too much.
One day unexpectedly, friends can transform,
Into their own secret.

Blissful escape at first,
Then confusion cuts deep in this glance.
Guilt, then pain point the way,
To the true consequences.

Lingering love and responsibility widen this gap,
In our friendship's foundation.
While memories give in to regret, angst, longing,
Stay just a moment longer...

What a hard road back we have secured
And a tough secret, we now must forever endure.
I will never forget these hard lessons learned.
As I travel upon this long return, to our friendship.
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Submitted on April 30, 2012

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I am a mother, wife, friend, aunt, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aspiring writer, artist, professional marketer, and dreamer. As a stay-at-home mom that balances a wide range of professional freelance projects with creative pursuits and everyday life, my hours are sometimes strange – you may find me online at 3am working or catch me on my cell in the grocery store, doctor’s waiting room, or surrounded by teenage chaos.My background consists of over 17 years of experience as a professional marketing executive. I have worked in many facets of communication and design throughout my career. Specialties include creative communications, solid strategy, and innovative use of emerging communication methods – such as online publishing, blogging, mass email marketing, web design, and social media. I am also well versed in traditional methods of marketing including print advertising, promotional literature development, event planning, and public relations.Personally, I love to write poetry and creative fiction. I enjoy the outdoors and like hiking and camping as well as other hobbies such as painting, gaming, scrapbooking, and reading. more…

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