Becky and the Black Labs

So I am going to see my friend this afternoon. 

Around 2:00. 

We both have black labs, husbands and children (well, she has a child).

Our dogs love to run and play together.  They get along so well. 

I love to watch Maya roll around and chase Bailey. 

They have returned home from the nature trails and nearby woods with their tongues

hanging to the side and each other’s saliva turned to icicles hanging off of their mouths. 


My friend and I pause our conversations to watch them when they come to the

sliding door, to check in with us and laugh.  It makes us smile. 

Now that winter is leaving us I am sure they will return a muddy mess.

I’m glad they have each other. 

I’m glad that I have her.



Lady (Becky)

So there’s this lady that I know,

She challenges me to grow.

Our conversations just flow.

We crunch on baby carrots and sip on tea,

Time together just her and me,

no family

I am such a thinker, ponderer, wanderer,

She helps me challenge that voice,

quiet it if you will, make it still

So that I can reflect and inspect,

put myself in check,

Like I said there’s this lady that I know,

She challenges me to grow.

She’s someone you should know.


Friendship is a powerful thing. 

Do you have a friend that’s different from the rest?

What is it about the person that is so unique and refreshing for you?

Please share in the comment section below, I would love to know!



  1. Paulissa Kipp

    Such a beautiful ode to friendship. I have a friend like that; we can talk about anything or nothing and see behind the brave smiles and say “I know you’re not OK. What’s up?” I am thankful for those connections – the understanding, acceptance and support.

    • writingsofamrs

      Friendship is such a beautiful thing. I am so thankful for all of my friends and all of the diversity that I find between them all.
      Thanks for sharing. That was beautifully said.
      Have a fulfilling day.

    • writingsofamrs

      Hi Jade,
      Thanks so much. It’s been interesting. I started this blog with hopes to grow my writing in whatever direction it went and so far this seems to be the rythm. I’m enjoying it and others seem to be as well.
      Who would have ‘thunk’?
      Best wishes,

      • jadereyner

        Definitely! It just goes to show that we don’t always know what’s around the corner.

        And don’t forget to let me know what I need to do next with that award! Take care.

  2. far but not away


    each one of my friends is unique, but I have this close one who understands me despite I didn’t say a word. I feel him the same way he understands me. When we talk, it makes us think deeply, it’s always quite a journey and makes this relationship special.
    There isn’t a day I haven’t thought: “I’m so happy to have you”. It’s also something I’ve heard and read from him a couple of times. Together, we feel the way we really are.
    Lately, we got separated by the distance and also because of our different cultural backgrounds. There are still minds thinking a friendship cannot exists between Woman & Man. How could it be possible to get rid of my “twin brother”? We really hope to reduce the distance some day.

    Have a nice day,

    • writingsofamrs

      Good morning,
      Thank you for sharing that. It was so real and heartfelt. There are definitely so many ways of viewing friendships and relationships around the world. Hope is a good thing it brings life and change. stay in touch with your friend!
      Have a great day and thankful for commenting and reading my blog. I really appreciate it.

  3. Becky

    Thank you, Jennifer, for this lovely poem and tribute to our friendship. It takes two to make a connection! You have also helped me to grow and inspired me to adopt new ways of thinking. Thank you! ❤

  4. postaldeliveries

    Hi You two. It’s really nice to find two people who appreciate each others company amid all the doom, death and destruction that seem to be what poetry has to be about these days!
    It’s a great poem!
    PS Thanks, Jen, for popping in to see me at (Sorry, if you don’t like being shortened – I have a daughter called Jennifer, she’s probably about your age, and when she was little she used to complain that she was only called Jennifer when she did something wrong, and I didn’t want to make this sound too formal : ).

  5. The Running Son

    His name is Scott. I met him in my 20s. He personified health and vitality and the possibility of goodness. I hope to find him soon… last I heard he was in the United Arab Emirates teaching ESL on a military base.

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