That was so sweet=Sammy
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I have been graced with great friends so it made it easy to write.
You know, I can't really think of a better description of true friendship. Extremely well-done. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.
Author's Response: You are very welcome. I had the great luck of finding true friends early on in life. It has been a g-d send.
I wish I had true friends.
Author's Response: You will or already do. Family need not be only that. I count my 5 sisters as friends. When you are little, you have very little pretense. You need not look further than your first friend to find true friendship. Call your first friend today and I am sure you can pick up right where you left off.
Thanks! I already had Moony read it, but she might do it again when you're done... lol. *Grins at Moony* Since she did such a good job... But so this review has a point, I reread the fic, and it looks EXACTLY like what Harry should realize. And what anybody's friends are like, pillars to lean on and love. Again, fantastico!
Author's Response: No problem Abbs, I will email you later and you can send it over.
Wow. I think that's all I can say. The best part is the haven, and the crutch, and the torch, and the dam, and the sun, and the clown! I guess that about covers it! It really reminds me of friendship, and Harry's life. Can I ask your permission to send this to all of my friends? It's so deep and true and just... real. You write so well, I am envious! Can I ask you to beta a story for me? It got rejected for 'not having enough to stand on it's own' and your writing is so perfect that I think you would pull it through. (It's a song fic, by the way.) If you are interested, just shoot me a message through MNFF. I'd appreciate it!! This was great!
Author's Response: Thanks Abbs, Permission granted. I can beta for content but hit up Moony for grammar. My grammar is deplorable.She is an amazing beta. I will shoot you a message later when the monsters have all gone to bed.
Wow, that is totally how I feel about my friends, and it is even truer to the golden trio because of all they've been through, they've been bound ever-tighter. (That sounds like a small little plot bunny to me...)
Every line in this is like a poem itself. They are all so simple, true, flowing, sweet and magnificent...they just make a poem on their own, and all of them together make this incredible super-poem. :-) (Yeah, there are probably better ways to say super-poem, but this sounded the best to me for some reason...)
I shall have to pick my favorite line just for the challenge of it....its so hard!
Hmmm....(three million years later....or three billion, I'm not sure, I lost track after the first ten.)
Gosh, I have narrowed it down to three lines. They are a)A torch which leads your heart home, b)Armor and shield in the battlefield of love, and c)They are the dam for your flash flood of anger. I think I like these lines so much because they are all true to me. The last three lines are also very powerful - could be another entire poem on their own.
Suggestion: I think you should put the last three lines in your summary. Then, more people would see your awesome talent right away, click on the story, read it, and enjoy it to the fullest! I know, brilliant...joking (about the brilliance.) But I still think you should do it - or use any other lines that strike your fancy. (Wow, did that actually sound British? Probably not.)
This is getting rather long....but I am still not done!
I like the rhythm of this - the beginning of every sentence (except for the last three lines, the ending) starts by telling what the friend is, and then ends saying to what the friend helps you with. Very nicely done. (Very nicely? Obviously this poem has sent my brain spinning...)
In your A/N, you acknowledge JKR's creations for inspiring you - but I think you might have been inspired already, with your friends, and she just brought it out. :-)
This is so beautiful and eloquent. I just have to favorite it. Really. It's just so real to me, so great.
Oh, and I love the title, too. It is just amazing, and is like just another part of the poem - it is poetic like everything else.
~Tyger, tyger, burning bright - Euphrates
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. From one poet to another, thank you for envisioning each line as I do. I have been blessed with some of the most amazingly supportive friends. They are more than I ever could have dreamed of. I have actually made several friends here on MNFF and hope to make more. I will try to update my summary but the log in has been wonky. Thanks for the suggestion.
First of all: I claim first review!!!!!! Okay, Now I feel better. Second: That was amazing, Rivah. Absolutely beautiful. Trust me when I say it, because poetry usually isn't my thing. I love this one!!!!! Favorites list, here it comes! Great job! Oooooh, exclamation points.....!!!!!!
~Moony (Yeah, random today. ; P)
Author's Response: Congrats on first review, i knonw how much you love that. As a friend I hope you know that the authors not applies. It is our friends not genetics that make us who we are. One good friend can cancel out any negativity in your life.
Author's Response: Sorry for the spelling mistakes, thats what happens when I write with Talila on my lap