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Contributor: Thurman P. Woodfork || Poem Categories

Friendshipcountry as flag
Friendship's eyes are full of sunshine,
Understanding, trust, and care;
Friendship's smile brightens your heart;
It banishes darkness hiding there.

Friendship's touch bolsters courage
With added strength to banish doubt;
Friendship always finds your sorrows,
And one by one, helps cast them out.

Friendship's strength guards you always
Never wavering, ever true;
Friendship nurtures the God-given grace
That dwells, constant, inside of you.

Hold it closely, treasure it dearly,
Warm and hallowed within your soul;
When evil seeks to splinter your world
Friendship's bonds will keep it whole.
By Thurman P. Woodfork
Copyright 2008
Listed January 2, 2011

Author's Note: For Vietnam Veterans Only

About Author... Thurman P. Woodfork (Woody) spent his Air Force career as a radar repairman in places as disparate as Biloxi, Mississippi; Cut Bank, Montana; Tin City, Alaska; Rosas, Spain and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Detachment 7 of the 619th Tactical Control Squadron, a Forward Air Command Post located on Trai Trang Sup. Trang Sup was an Army Special Forces camp situated about fifty miles northwest of Saigon in Tay Ninh province, close to the Cambodian border. After Vietnam, Woody remained in the Air Force for nine more years.

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