Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by FoundAndLost1, Sep 16, 2008.

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  1. Friendship

    Being a realist
    There are few things in this life that still pain me
    Seasons change, all changes.
    That is the way that things always will be.
    But the memories that have left the deepest marks
    (Inspite of my legion battlescars)
    Are not necessarily the burdens I’ve endured
    I’ve come through them, I know not why,
    And while I am not fully cured
    I would have preferred acknowledgement
    From those who deigned to call themselves friends
    Instead of when having fallen, feeling
    Their judgemental countenance upon my head.
    Ah, it was all quite hard enough, you see
    Without their self-righteous pity bestowed upon me.

    While there are countless things I can and have released;
    Have moved away from and gained much peace
    Denial of compassion from those once deemed dear
    Is one sorrow not easily overcome, I fear…


    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  2. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Time to let them go and turn to the friends that count hun! You have many here like me!
  3. BlackPegasus

    BlackPegasus Well-Known Member

    True friends accept us even when we aren't at our best. :hug:
  4. Haven't spoken to you in awhile Lost :hug:

    Its a beautiful poem and you're a spiffy friend :)

  5. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    A beautiful poem. I feel that way about certain 'family members'.:sad:
  6. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Very well said - and very Zen that change "is the way that things always will be."

    I sense old wounds flaring up, but not hopelessness. I'm sure you know already: healing is a dynamic process - the path is always changing as we move towards acceptance. The sorrow you have felt and feel (and have so beautifully expressed in your poem) may not be "easily overcome," but you are undoubtedly moving towards getting through and overcoming it.


  7. Thank you all for your very, very kind words...

    And yes, healing is a dynamic process - I have long 'owned' that. However, I have just as long been saddened many times by others who have not been able to grasp that. It's seemed to me that so long as they themselves have not yet fallen, they prefer to remain in their "ivory towers", looking down (and that all this achieves is a perpetual "separation" - helping no one - ever)...


  8. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Great writing as usual, Gabberstiltskin :)
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