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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Shrewdness (03/07/05)

TITLE: My Friend
By kazza walton
03/08/05


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After looking up “shrewdness” to make sure I was ok with the meaning of it,
I started to think on who I knew that personified that characteristic.
And my friend Marion came to mind.
She is an ordinary middle-aged woman. Not one for overdressing, often overlooked at first glance.
Simple clothing, average home, nothing that would make her stand out in a crowd.
Working by the age of 15 meant only a high school education.
Yes you might overlook Marion if you were to take her at face value.
And yet, over the years I have known her she has shown great insight and wisdom.
She is astute in the ways of man and god.
Wrap this up with a loving heart and you have a rare gem.
When I have had problems and there have been a few, she has been the sounding board I have used.
I know I can trust her to tell the truth even if I don’t like to hear it.
She shows a keen intellect and deep thinking.
I am amazed at what she knows and how she has taken that knowledge and made in work in practical situations.
Shrewdness is only one of the words that come to mind when I think of her.
Kind, thoughtful, sincere, knowledgable, generous, tenacious, sagacious, willing to learn from god, teachable, dependable, my most precious friend.
I hope that you too are blessed with a Marion in your life.


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Crista Darr03/15/05
A lovely tribute to your friend. Would you consider leaving out the first three lines and beginning with "Marion is an ordinary..."?
donna robinson03/15/05
I agree as you tell the story so well here about Marion, we see the definition clearly. You show her with the insight to see into the heart of problems and your descriptions are so clear you can skip the definition. I like Marion and have my own Marion that I adore too!
karen McLamb03/16/05
This different, but good.
karen McLamb03/16/05
This is very different, but good
L.M. Lee03/17/05
beautiful praise for your dear friend.
Delores Baber03/18/05
You make me want to be Marion. I've been blessed to know a Marion, too and the qualities you described can not be acquired simply by attending universities. You can end up an educated idiot. Thank you for reminding us of what qualities are really significant.
Phyllis Inniss 03/18/05
You are fortunate to have such a friend as Marion. Your testimony of her clearly expresses how you feel about her. I too would like and hope to be a Marion to someone, "a friend that sticketh closer than a brother".