Tuesday, November 13, 2007



"Friendship"

There is a greater story here
That won't be told today.
Suffice to shed a sad, sad tear,
To a friendship gone astray!

Friendship's not convenient
Friendship isn't sore
Friendship is what stays behind
When convenient is out the door.

We met two score and ten or so;
At knuckles end we met.
And from that day, so long ago
Our bond is stronger yet.

In those same years with little fuss,
Another acquaint' was made.
Then circumstance rejoined us
Some thirty years gone fade.

One, a friendship of the heart,
A second was convenient.
One can ne'er be cleaved apart,
The other simply; rent.

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13 Comments:

Blogger paisley said...

so very true.. and how very lucky you are to have known that.....

6:18 AM  
Blogger wendy said...

what an intruiging thought... to own a pc of anothers heart...others merely rent.

A very precise and clever way to look at that.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Very nice Rel. As one who has no connection to the past, I am glad that friendships sometimes last.

2:15 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

What a nifty post - truth and life in a few wonderfully worded stanzas. Great!

2:51 PM  
Blogger keith hillman said...

A joy to read!

3:50 PM  
Blogger ...deb said...

Amazing how such joy can turn to pain. Friends' hurtfulness hurts more than a stranger's.

It is sweet that the tender memories of friendship floated beyond the opening stanza.

(Did I understand your Writers Island comment that led us here?)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Nice. What a great pome - as usual.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Friendship, twisted like a wet rag is the way it felt. This is such a 'guys' poem to me. Neat.

5:31 PM  
Blogger LittleWing said...

that was a great read...it made me smile...and that's a good thing

6:01 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Well done and a joy to read!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Great last stanza! I loved reading it.

4:00 AM  
Anonymous UL said...

Ah beautiful Rel, I love the stanza

"Friendship's not convenient
Friendship isn't sore
Friendship is what stays behind
When convenient is out the door."

And fortunate are those who hath found such gem of a relatinship, thank you.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Redness said...

Beautiful Rel, if only people would get it ... Thank YOU for such poignance.

2:26 AM  

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