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October 18, 1999

This poem was written by Sarah Sawkey, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sarah was born on March 8, 1953. She had 10 sisters and 3 brothers, and parents who truly loved her, and who taught her important values. She spent most of her young life in hospitals or at home sick. She had to quit school because of her health and regretted not being able to finish school. Sarah is now taking classes at SIAST Kelsey Campus, ABE 10 and is enjoying it immensely.

Lasting Friendship

by Sarah Sawkey

The best of friends
Across the street, forms
A lasting friendship.
Blue candles burning.
Dancing together.
Talking, laughing and
Singing together.
Smell of fragrant candles
Floating in the air.
The taste of coffee.
Contemplating the fairness
Of life.

[This poem was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10 and Adult 12, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS X.]

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