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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just A Friend

She's told me about
every man that's gone to bed with her.
That in itself should tell me
I don't stand a chance.

Sometimes I think
she doesn't even see me as a man,
that somehow I've become
a sounding board to help her

figure out her problems
and her confusions, never to be
more than that.  And all this time
I've been happy to oblige.

But last night as I lay
in an empty bed, waking up
to find myself clutching
a pillow to fill my empty arms,

I realized that being a human diary
doesn't fulfill my own needs
and worrying about her future
is doing harm to mine.

So let me step away for now
and let her figure things out.
I need to lose myself in someone else,
a lover who'll fill up my essence.

5 comments:

Andy said...

Relationships can be so complex. It's hard when you feel one way about someone and they just don't return the feelings, especially when that someone is your "friend".

I hope you find that special someone to complete your essence. and you don't lose your "friend" in the process.

Beautifully captured.

(Thanks for stopping by my blog)

Larie Writes-Proverbs 27:19 said...

Wow Vernon, I admire your candor in this post!

smooches,
Larie

Candice said...

Raw and honest =)

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

best wishes on your life...

well expressed sentiments.
keep it up.

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Harshika said...

beautiful :)

and every word in ur poem is true in reality....