A Chapter by Debbie Barry

ritten at Basic Training, a poem to friends.




July 5, 1987

Thank you, my friends. Thank you for helping me.
Thank you for listening to my problems and tears.

Thank you, my friends. Thank you for caring for me.
Thank you for holding me and easing my pain.
Oh, my friends, I owe thanks to each of you.

I know each of you has problems, as well.
I know that you all have given time freely,
And that sometimes you even suffer for me.
Thank you my friends. Thank you for helping me.
Good luck and good love to you all for your years.

For all my friends at Basic Training.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 18. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..