Black Poetry : Always a friend

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  1. Chastity

    Chastity Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Always a friend,
    Never a lover.
    Always a sister,
    To a self proclaimed brother,
    From another mother.
    Always the sponge,
    To absorb your emotions,
    As you express your notions,
    Usually about a friend of mine…
    Time after time,
    I fill that role,
    The one to pick up your brokenness,
    To console…you,
    Who knew what some times needed,
    So I spoke less.
    The one who pushed you,
    To pursue,
    And to show her more affection,
    Even when deep down I wished,
    You would change your direction,
    And give me your corrections,
    Which by the way I see,
    Worked for you.

    I carried your burdens…
    Well… to the altar for you,
    When you were too weak.
    Stayed up while you were asleep,
    Praying for you,
    That you would continue to make progress,
    That you would have never ending success,
    That your life…would be the best…
    And that you would realize your heart’s happiness,
    With me…

    But you’re not the only one.
    Apparently I just fit that mold.
    Someone whose hands you could hold,
    Throw lines at…
    Without worrying that I would take you seriously,
    Or that I would get too attached.

    I just hope that I’ll be able to recognize,
    When my real thing comes.
    When it’s okay for his presence,
    To make my heart sound like,
    Twenty tribal drums.
    When I can safely hum,
    The awaited tune,
    Dum, dum di-dum.
    And when it’s okay for me,
    To tell him how I really feel,
    Assured that he won’t run.

    But until then,
    I’ll just watch over,
    What’s in front of me now.
    Like a best man,
    I’ll wipe the sweat from ya brow.
    I’ll still be ya teacher,
    As I continue to show you,
    How to sweep her... off her feet.
    I’ll stay there with you,
    To discretely make you,
    Complete...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    whoaaaaaaa!! now thats friendship
    thats warm and sweet can't be beat
    beautiful write
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow, this was a very selfless point of view. So beautifully and genuinely displayed, one should be so honored to have such a true friend. Smoothly flowed poet, awesome.
     
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    re: Friend

    Someone is lucky to have you as a best friend. Great work. :dance1:
     
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    We sometimes search the world over, for what we usually have right beside us all the time.
    Wonderful piece poet
     
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    Chaclit1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful! love the flow, felt the emotions :kiss1: Genuine friendship is a wonderful thing
     
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    justbnme03 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sweeeeeet, whew this was nice, girl i hope he "wakes" up and sees what he has beside him, before him. but then again he may be feeling the same way :spinstar: , ----really liked this!
     
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    :zipit: :jawdrop: :bowdown: :bowdown: :welldone: This was sooooooooooo on point...true definition of a friendship...i used to have a hard time with that word..as far as with the opposite sex..im feeling this..
     
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    Pining love that won't love back huh...

    Perhaps our friend will see the error of his ways. If not, it's his lost. Enjoyable read!
     
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    Great write Chastity. This happens a lot. Guys have asked other woman that were friends, ( like a sister ) advice about her friends and other woman. While she waited in the back ground wishing and hoping for her turn to spend a life with him to materialize. Then there are guys who have done the opposite gave advice and introduced friends to someone he cared about.

    I like this post. It made me reflect.

    In high school I had such a friend, but she didn't really want to date me, our friendship rooted quickly. I would have dated her. But respected her desire to remain friends. I dated her friends. I could talk about anything with her, and she could with me.

    She was knock down gorgeous, she wanted to be friends and I settled for that. Later she and I spent time going out on dates and was getting closer, but lost contact.

    Ask to clear the air, and let your desires be known, you never know.
     
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