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My Friend

We were born several months apart.

Our mothers were very good friends in fact

Not a thing did they do apart

Neither from each other did they depart

Although many of them tried to make them part

Some even used dubious methods to hurt

Our parents, but they took heart

And rather than separate them they united them more



I grew up and played with you

Not one believed that am not related to you

Some even said that i looked and acted like you

I guess it was because i was always with you

Like my blood brother i treated you

More than a brother i viewed you

Was always doing the chores with you

And always felt naked when i was not with you


As we grew up so did our friendship

The trials and temptations boarded our ship

But even these could not tamper with our friendship

Different career paths led us to board different ships

Our ways we went as we faced the life's hardships

On the way we formed new relationships

That led to new friendships

And now i sense a fading flame of what used to be a very good friendship


As i write this, i can not comprehend

Why our friendship had to end

Is it because there were some issues that had to end?

Or is it our pride that put the relationship to an end

What would have been a friendship hard to comprehend?

Or is it that our friendship, we did not know how to tend?

That like everything alive it has to be fed?

Kindly help me to comprehend.

Copyright © Esther Waringa

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  1. Date: 1/26/2011 4:39:00 AM
    this is a subtle tragic poem