"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
Once Upon A Time
and can sing it back to you when you
have forgotten the words."
Once Upon A Time
This page isn't about a Fairy Tale but a story of how a Southern Cajun woman name Janie came to meet a Canadian poet by the name of Valentyne Lang
One day in the month of November in the year of 2003, I was surfin the net and just looking for things to see when I came upon a site of poetry written by Valentyne and spent the rest of my time online that day reading his work and finally decided to sign his guestbook and tell him how much I liked his site
Several days went by and I received an email asking if I would allow him to write about my grandson Michael that had accidently drowned in a pond in 1997
I was so touched that such a great poet would want to write about my precious little grandson and so of course I said yes I would appreciate him writing about him and thanked him for his caring words
After that Val and I became great friends and I visited his site many times to read his poetry. I noticed his site was not adding any new poems and I asked him about it . At that time he asked if I would like to be his webmistress and maintain his site
For years I had been building sites and doing web work for myself, family and friends but to become this man's webmistress was indeed a great honor. Of course I said yes and so the great relationship between Val and myself began
How does one describe such a man as Valentyne Lang ? I have come to know him very well and we share a bond between us although we have never met face to face
Let me see if I can try. He is a very compassionate, loving, courageous, intelligent, funny, thoughtful, and just one heck of guy. If you have not met this man through his poetry I urge you to pay his site a visit . It is a very large site and still growing and you will find poetry that pertains to all aspects of life
As of this writing November 4, 2004, Valentyne is in the process of having a book of poetry published. Hopefully this book will give people the opportunity to read his poetry and see just what kind of man Valentyne Lang really is. I for one would not trade one moment we have shared together for any money in the world . Like I said we have not met face to face but one day I know in my heart we will whether it be here on earth or one day in Heaven
Val this is just a small token of my love and to let you know just how much I appreciate your friendship and for being here when I need a friend. I just hope that I have been that same friend to you. I am proud to call you my very good friend
My Oath To You
When you are sad I will dry your tears.
When you are scared I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried I will give you hope.
When you are confused I will help you cope.
And when you are lost and can't see the light.
I shall be your beacon shining ever so bright.
This is my oath I pledge till the end.
Why you may ask?
Because you're my friend.
To My Good Friend Valentyne Lang
Written By Janie
~Lady J's Web Design~
November 4, 2004