I cherish my friends, those wonderful people who I let into my section of the world. They are people who I know online and in “real” life. Some friends are younger than me while others are older. Once you become a friend to me, I treasure you so much. Recently I had a bit of a falling out with a friend in “real” life here in Victoria, but we were able to work it out after she apologized to me. I am thankful. I understand that life is not always easy but friendship is something so important and worth fighting for!
Thank you to all of you who support Poetic Parfait and I as I do consider you all friends!
Here is a poem I wrote about friendship and the recent falling out that happened in my life.
We Become Friends
You cross me and
I get cross –
With sharp edges and worn patterns,
Eager to seize the opportunity and to
Add inches to my height
Still slightly unsteady at the bridge’s base.
You base the response I give on
My ability to speak,
Without realizing that my words
Sometimes forget to translate properly.
We become friends
But I worry that I will move sideways
And you will become a ghost
That I only see in my dreams.
Friendship is not easily earned
But I find I treasure its placement
On a newly dusted shelf –
Your placement there is one I value.
©2014 Christy Birmingham