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Dream Collection 3 And a Real life Experience Friends

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Dream Collection 3 And a Real life Experience Friends

Dreaming shows you many hidden things in your mind; it opens you to alternative thinking…
What are friends? Are friends someone you can trust? What is trust? What is trusting? I've always asked myself this, but never really answered it... Friends are always something I have struggled with.

How does someone become your friend? Is it an unspoken thing? A mutual agreement? A strive to be popular? Or is it a feeling that everyone has?

Throughout my elementary years I had 6 friends. Brandon, Mattia, Isaac, Matthew, and 2 girls, Emily and Sydney. When I hit 5th grade, Isaac, who was my best friend, moved away.

I had one big problem, people who I saw as friends, weren't really friends. There were a lot of things said behind my back and people would use me as a fall guy.
Onto my dream...
My dreams as a kid, before I trained myself to lucidly dream, were, as far as I knew, real. And to be honest, for the most part I don't know what was a dream and what wasn't... 

I remember the new "cool" game to play was ZAP... If you don't know what zap is it is pretty much you put a name on a  hand and a time and they can't look at it until that time or they must ask them out. This also happened to be the time the term "gay" had hit my school, so I had a guys name written on my hand. So once I found out what it was I went and washed it all off. so as we went back in class everyone who fell to peer pressure which was pretty much everyone but me got in trouble.

Now I told the teacher I had it at one time but I washed it off at lunch because Iw anted to be honest.... She just said that was the right thing to do.... But everyone started laughing at my calling me gay and such because it was a guys name... So when asked who satarted it someone said ask the gay kid.... Well of course I got blamed with it so I was sent to the principal with not one, but two reasons to be in trouble... I woke... got ready for school, and as I was getting to school guess what I saw? A new friend, and its name was Zap.....

What is a true friend? Is it someone who will stand for you? Someone who is always there? Do you have a true friend? Do you trust that person? Now answer that again, do you really? Ask yourself a third time, how do you really know they are your friend?

P.S. Thank you all for all the support, I have really appreciated all the positive feedback on my work... Jarrod D.~

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:18:00 AM
    I like this part too Jarrod! Your way of writing flows so smoothly, you have managed to intertwine the dream with reality and come up with a nicely written piece. Keep up the good work.

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 5:56:00 AM
    Excellent poetry you have shared with us Jarrod. I have enjoyed reading it this morning. I will be back Monday to read more. I wish you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Thank you for the positive feedback :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Wonderfu Interesting write, I'll have to go and think about it, I always cosidered a true friend to be someone who sticks by you through thick and thin, and would always be there for one if atall possible, enjoyed, love Elizabeth