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friendship lost


When times are good friendship blossoms 
And Fragrances all
The sweet perfume of love 
Let’s all about know
That no ill-will can see the light of day 

Animosity can however set in quickly
Like a fast blowing wind
The sand castle of friendship can scatter
Far and wide
The shallow foundation 
No match for the storms that now rage 

This vitriol
Coupled with self-eroding contempt 
Often puts paid to reconciliation

How fickle is friendship
How quickly and cruelly it is reversed 
Turning to hatred 
Leaving deep never healing scars 
On one’s psyche 
A fraternity of equals
The players of this social tangle 
Had hoped and wanted to be 
Sadly for some it wasn’t meant to be 

Like hot water left to cool 
The cold of unfriendliness may set in gradually
Or pour down with viciousness so abruptly
The reason can often to the injured party 
A mystery be 

The building blocks of unity
Are suddenly set alight
The flames of friendship past 
Can burn oh so bright 

Words spoken that cannot be recanted 
Wound with skill
How advantageous is past familiarity
The knife knows where to grievously harm 
Maiming with willful intent

How artful is treachery

Rage uncontained
Poisons all
A scene of no holds barred 
A spectacle most dismal

The victor is but a fool
To think he has won
For he only fans the flames 
That inevitably will consume him

Dirty laundry aired carelessly
Reeks mostly acridly
The recanting of embarrassing moments past
The venting of animosities that smouldered for too long
Is often too much to bear even for 
The feuding ex-friends 

There is no going back 
From this point onwards

Thoughts and memories are ransacked
To find a grain of now apparent Ill-will
The petty of yore
Now comes to the fore 

Life can sometimes burden 
One unnecessarily 

To acknowledge hurt caused
And to seek an end to hostilities
Is a road less travelled 
A strong man or woman 
You surely must be
To want to salvage what was once held dearly
But now dumped carelessly 

What a tragedy is friendship
That once was 
And never again will be 

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