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The 'End' in Friend

I, treasure you.

But, would you stay if I ever said goodbye?

Would inferno’s pilot light succumb to your tears
Knowing tomorrow’s uncertainty
Is our greatest fear?

Would my ill-timed laughter
Make you cringe in disgust
Changing your perception against my heart?

Would you
Hold me
As we wade through baptismal waters of sin
Without bruises from cedar scented crosses?

Can I count the ways
You would be my exhale
When insanity chokes the living within

The living, within!

Within cracked glasshouses
Covered by umbrella’s demise

Would you come to despise
My true colors
Shaded in blues & violets?

Would I need to come to your rescue
After you’ve kicked me when I’m down?

I WOULD!
I WOULD CRAWL WITHOUT YAWN’S FATIGUE!

I would sacrifice my Agnostic flesh
To become a new believer
Born-again
Within YOU!

I would remove my 3rd eye to present what I see in you!
I would become your contact lens that you’ll never have to remove!

I would taste degradation
Simmering in a gentle broil around my arms
And season you with my smiles
Just to make it through choke-holds of a Winter solstice!

I would become your handsome error
Hoping we can write each others wrongs!

I, treasure you.

But,
Would you be there upon last dance’s syllabic end?

My friend, 
I’ll wait by this stainless steel chair.

Embracing the “never-say-never”…

…because, with you, my humanity is willing to believe in forever.

© - 4/22/2013
Submitted for the “What a Friend really is” Contest, sponsored by Becca Lucas; Won 5th place. 

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:29:00 AM
    In this piece I SEE YOU... You are an extravagant soul my friend with a gift to penetrate the calloused of hearts. Applause!

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:07:00 AM
    Is there another word that equal 'brilliant'!! You really are something, Drake... lots of your work is excellent stuff. reading your work adds to my sense of lucidity, I often think hmm.. now, that's a perspective:) Hugs!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, this is a comment I can get down with. =) You made me smile this morning. Thank you so much, Bindu. *HUGS*
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Rereading some....Don't mind me.... :-D Beyond powerful.......

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 9/21/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No worries! =D Thank you, Eileen.
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:20:00 PM
    deep passion is a rare gift, though, painful...I would give much for a friend like you....(like the line about giving up the third eye---and most rare of all eyes, and thus the greatest gift) rich and passionate words!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 8/2/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Victoria. Yes, you're quite right about that. I can be that friend, if you want! =D
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:16:00 AM
    Brilliant right from the title!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/17/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Richard!!!!! =D
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:09:00 PM
    RThis deservs a 7. There is nothing like having a true friend that will never let you down. It has been said that it is better to have a good friend than a thousand dollars in your pocket. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is tremendous of you! Thank you so much, Lucilla.
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Rereading..You seem to be willing to give so much to a friend.Awhile ago.i used to think the same way..but i wonder how many friends are really worth all that?..Nice to read your post again Drake

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 6/8/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In the end, you realize, not many. But, sometimes, the true colors of somebody aren't always so clear in that moment. No matter what, at least you know it's true when you make this kind of declaration. Good to see you back here, Charmaine. :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 5:02:00 AM
    true friends last a life time awesome Linda

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/25/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Got that right! :) Thank you, Linda!
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:37:00 AM
    This was so good! It's always amazing to have a friend that you know you would do anything for. The saddest thing is when you know they wouldn't do the same for you. This was a great poem! Best wishes in the contest! This time...I bow to THEE!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/20/2013 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're awesome, Caleah. You couldn't be more right about that. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 9:23:00 AM
    It is true, we are so particular about sameness, created rituals, occasions! The true friend is the "thick and thin" kind, who can muster up, anytime, or any place! Please read my "ALWAYS FRIEND" on my posting page. Paula L.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/16/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Paula! You are quite right. Yes, I'll have a look. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 12:51:00 AM
    It's all very chaotic while at the same time heartfelt and relevant. To open your mind to others beliefs (to even give up your own) for the sake of friendship... WOW! Spoken from the heart... great job!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/16/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe the importance of what you said is that one SHOULDN'T have to change to be in a friendship. But, they're willing to for the sake of keeping that friendship. Thanks so very much! :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:47:00 AM
    arr most beautiful description of what a true friend is. love it. P.S check inbox :)

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/14/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Sasha! :) I have to agree with you. Thank you so much for that. I'll check my Soup Mail.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:39:00 PM
    I can't believe I missed this one. This is fantastic, it leaves me with a lack of articulation to aptly describe the viseral reaction it creates within me. moving it to my favorites.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/8/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How awesome to hear!!!! That's really cool of you to do. Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:36:00 AM
    A beautiful piece of writing.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/8/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there, Katherine. Thank you so much for that and for stopping by! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Beautiful

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Congratulations my friend xxx

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/7/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rose!!!!! :)
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Enjoyed reading your very expressive and emotive work.I am glad that I chose it to read today..Thanks for your visit..Sara

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/7/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi! :) Thank you very much! Always a pleasure when you stop by!
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Drake, CONGRATULATIONS... friendship can be a very sweet feeling.. love your meaning.... :-) *LINDA

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hola, Linda! Thanks so much. Yes, yes it can be...
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:39:00 PM
    Big Congrats on your win ~A.O

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much! :)
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Very different and out of the ordinary. Congratulations. Love, joyce

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 4/29/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Joyce! :)
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