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Untrue Friend---a Poem

Updated on May 15, 2017
Certain Friendships Are Good as Long as the Glass Is Full.
Certain Friendships Are Good as Long as the Glass Is Full.

Over edge of my glass I saw his face

and somehow it turned a magnifying glass,

making of him something that I couldn't pass,

bringing our hearts to a possible embrace.

Was it the next glass left to be blamed,

or feeling of loneliness in which I had wallowed,

for the illusion which I so eagerly swallowed

about his sincerity so casually claimed.

Through so many bottles and festivities after

we kept finding purpose in each other's life,

to soften every mishap and tiring strife

with a song or two, and a crazy laughter.

Did I have something too much for his pride,

or just something he wouldn't give to himself?

But ours was a story on a wrong bookshelf

maybe with nice cover, but not much inside.

It was all competing, secret as might be,

with pity and compassion which I didn't need

for things I didn't pursue, so I didn't succeed,

with him ignoring my quest to be just happy and free.

Now a dry sediment left in that glass

ready to be washed out with sobriety and peace,

with nothing to regret, and even less to miss,

enjoying those friendships that have more class.

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      North Wind 12 days ago from The World (for now)

      Interesting read. I think that there are too many of these types of friendships in the world, if one could call them friendships. They are quite superficial and not worth much. I think most people can count on one hand the people who are their true friends. I know I certainly can and I have found that it has become harder for me to waste my time with casual acquaintances when I know that the relationship will always be superficial.

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      Dana Tate 12 days ago from LOS ANGELES

      I found out the hard way that most of my friends and even some family members were that way. When I needed them the most I saw their true colors. You know the saying - actions speaks louder than words.

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      Vladimir Karas 12 days ago from Canada

      North Wind---You are so right; I think not so many people are emotionally mature enough to maintain a solid relationship, be it romantic or friendly. So they just don't have a capacity developed to go beyond "sharing some good time", gossiping, and having a partner for bitching about life and politics.

      Thank you for your interesting comment.

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      Vladimir Karas 12 days ago from Canada

      Dana---A you are mentioning that saying at the end of your comment, another one comes to mind: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you---cry, and you cry alone".

      I like another one as well, although it sounds somewhat cynical: "Don't tell your friends what your enemies shouldn't know". But then, this would only apply to the kind of friends I am depicting in my poem above.

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