Friendship Anxiety

slapdashmonuments

Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?


I hope that I can find a proper manner

To make new friends and treat them as they’d choose,

So they feel safe and cheerful ‘neath my banner

And not be overwhelmed, creeped out, bemused.

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I know there’s something wrong, but no one tells

Just where I erred; they simply flee from me.

It might be common-sense to someone else;

A sense I lack, but need, if I’m to see

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Some portion of my future saved from gloom

And loneliness, deliver’d from despair.

I need companionship, for I have room

Aplenty in my heart; and I’ll be there

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For any friend who needs and wants support,

Accepts me as I am, and shares rapport.


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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

The eye rhyme at the end is rather a proud thing for me, a sort of letdown that signals that the hope will go unfulfilled....pity, that.

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Escapist

Escapist

It seems that poetry that rhymes comes really easily to you (correct me if I'm wrong!) but I really appreciate reading things with such a nice flow throughout. Well done!

  • #1458 Posted 4 years ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I feel you. This is my life too.

  • #1462 Posted 4 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Hi Escapist! I am very pleased and grateful at your words! Thanks! I hope you will enjoy my new sestina "The Dashed Line." I'm pretty pleased with it!

Robert, Perhaps we can talk about this subject. It's sure not fiction, it's just shaped fact, and it's a harrowing and uncomfortable circumstance. We could email if you want. --Anna

  • #1464 Posted 4 years ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Sure, if you like. If nothing else it could be therapeutic. My email is ragingwerepanda@gmail.com

  • #1466 Posted 4 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

I've got it, and gosh that's a good email! I'm really going great guns with creativity today, you can reach me at emotiveyearning@gmail.com. :D Danke!

  • #1467 Posted 4 years ago
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Emmyful

Emmyful

I totally feel you on this subject. It's like you read my mind! Beautifully written.

  • #1485 Posted 3 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Thank you so much, Emmyful, though I certainly can't feel any pleasure in knowing you've had pain like this before. :D

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