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Familiar Friend

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Familiar Friend

I hear your words in the air 
I hear it told on the street.
Your breath like a winding stair
Climbs up idle ears to meet
Lazy hearts bereft of reason,
Led along by unbridled tongues.
They speak, they spit poison
They right a wrong with two wrongs...

What are friends for if they cannot
Fill each other`s lack,
What are friends for if they cannot
Rub each other`s back?
You should have known better
That I was your circumference
When I proffered milk instead of water
When I gave you care, not in difference.

But why do you go tripping among 
Men who cannot determine the deal,
Why do think you sound like a song 
When your voice blares only an empty peal?

Time changed and you start tripping
Now that you see the table turn
You start wailing and whining
You watch your ambition burn,
But I know you will return;
I know you will come back to me
You are the river and I, the sea!
Into me you will always stream
When you are tired of your dream. 

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