Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Years – Best Friends and Poetry by D.G. Kaye

I am sure that like Debby Gies, you have a friend who you have known for many years, and who you consider to be your best friend. The one who you shared confidences with, challenges and the ups and downs of life.

Perhaps you would like to mention your best friend in the comments and a little bit about them.

Debby celebrates her friendship with some poetry……

The Years – Best Friends by D.G. Kaye

Best friends

Where did twenty-five go? We’d ask one another as we reminisced about our younger selves.

me oldie

Me and San

Me and Zan aged 21

Good times, fearless and carefree,
When every day was filled with a new possibility.

(Me and Bri in our mid 20s)

Where should we go tonight? Who might we meet?
The days of blue eyeshadow, midnight pool parties, and five inch heels on our feet. 


Me and Bri at a work party

Vivid memories become slightly foggier.

Coffee houses harbored our secrets and wants,
A time to go dancing, frequenting our favorite haunts 


Me and Zan getting our party on (yep, she went blonde as I was subtly on my way to red)

Nightclubs in dark smoke-filled rooms, our shadows glared on the dance floor from strobing lights,
Highlighting our wild passions as we danced through the night.

Music blaring, too loud to speak,
But kept our feet in perfect rhythm to the disco beat.

Crushes, excitement, and heartbreak were all part of the times,
The days I miss; end of an era, marking maturation of the minds.

Some thirty years later.

me and san

We carry those smiles deep in our hearts,
No distance or time can keep us apart.

©D.G. Kaye 2016.

Debby would love your feedback and also to find out about your best friend who you have kept in touch with for many years.

About D.G. Kaye

Debby Gies is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author who writes under the pen name of D.G. Kaye. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

D.G. writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and she shares the lessons taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome challenges in her life, and finding the upside from those situations, while practicing gratitude for all the positives.

When Kaye isn’t writing intimate memoirs, she brings her natural sense of humor into her other works. She loves to laugh and self- medicate with a daily dose of humor.
I love to tell stories that have lessons in them, and hope to empower others by sharing my own experiences. I write raw and honest about my own experiences, hoping through my writing, that others can relate and find that there is always a choice to move from a negative space, and look for the positive.

“Live Laugh Love . . . And Don’t Forget to Breathe!”

                 “For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

When I’m not writing, I’m reading or quite possibly looking after some mundane thing in life. It’s also possible I may be on a secret getaway trip, as that is my passion—traveling.

This is D.G. Kaye’s latest release in December 2017.

About Twenty Years: After “I Do”.

May/December memoirs.

In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals how a little creative planning, acceptance, and unconditional love can create a bond no obstacle will break. Kaye’s stories are informative, inspiring, and a testament to love eclipsing all when two people understand, respect, and honor their vows. She adds that a daily sprinkling of laughter is a staple in nourishing a healthy marriage.

Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.

Here is one of the recent reviews for the book

“Twenty Years After I Do” is a love story, all the more compelling because it is true. Kaye shines a light under the table, exposing those things many of us prefer to keep out of sight. For all of the unpleasant topics in the book, this is not a depressing journey. She doesn’t say that love concours all, but she shows us, through her own life, that it so often does. More accurately, she explains that love will help us face whatever outcome life gives us.

The author is one of the decreasing number of people who understand that marriage is “ti deathl do us part.” Staying together is not optional, it’s not a choice to be made. That choice was made with the speaking of the words, “I Do.” She shows us that love and humor are tools we can use to overcome obstacles we would have thought unsurmountable.

This is a good read. Reading it has made me feel like I’ve made a friend.

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52 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Years – Best Friends and Poetry by D.G. Kaye

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  2. Fabulous post, Debby. I have a few friends I’ve kept in touch with over the years, but with my move to the UK and one of my friends’ move to France, we haven’t seen as much of each other as we would have liked. I hope to catch up when I’m back in Barcelona with a few of my friends. 🙂

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  3. I love this post and you look fabulous in all the pictures. My BFF is my aunt who is 2 months older than me. We have known each other all our lives, have had many adventures together and have been through so much. We may have our differences but we always stick together.

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  5. A lovely post and it’s great seeing the photos through the years. I remember Zan from one of Debby’s books (Have Bags will Travel?). I have a friendship that goes back 50 years now (yikes). I need to give her a call. Thanks Sally and Debby. ❤

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