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When friends fight

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When friends fight

It hurts to watch the anger of friends
Both desperately wanting to be heard
Each keeps pushing neither of them bends

The destructive power of a word
Rising from the anger of the heart
Both desperately wanting to be heard

The dance continues each play their part
A sad tune that drifts along the air
Rising from the anger of the heart

What's strange is that I realize they care
In the moment their passions collide 
A sad tune that drifts along the air

Others drawn in as they choose a side
Many people drawn into the fight
In the moment ther passions collide 

You me or him is anyone right?
Many people drawn into the fight
It hurts to watch the anger of friends
There can be healing if someone bends

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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 3:05:00 PM
    Hmm the pain of friendships...and selfishness...which is usually the reason we fight. Great write Richard. It's a good reminder to listen instead of spouting off and pushing my pride away if I need to be the one to bend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/9/2014 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bethany
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 12:44:00 PM
    This a very good poem. There is a lot of hurting and a lot of pain, when friends fight. It hurts because - they really care fior eachother. I have a friend for 45 years and there has never been a fight. We may know a lot of people, but very few can be our friends. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/11/2014 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is true, I am thankful for the friends God has blessed me with.
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Love the line "both desperately wanting to be heard" Sometimes just listening can end an argument. When both sides are trying to be heard, who is listening? Another great poem from you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/10/2014 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is so true, I like your interpretation.
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 5:42:00 PM
    It is such a difficult thing to deal with when our mutual friends have disagreements. It is like seeing your parents fight, and wanting to choose both of their sides. I do think that forgiving and forgetting is the best way to end it and move on. This poem is very well expressed, Richard. Nice work!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/8/2014 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kelly.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:10:00 AM
    I love the verse in Poe's "To:_____" poem, which states, "That years have been forgot in the hatred of a minute". I try to call on this verse when I have terrible fights with loved ones and friends. Enjoyed this piece by you, Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, worth recalling!
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 11:27:00 PM
    I have read this so many times now.. its sad when things get like that, when we get so stuck in our anger and everything else is cancelled out... well written, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu, for us humans it seems an easy trap to fall into.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 9:37:00 PM
    Hey Richard.....great poem.....really.....thanks...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/3/2014 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 10:10:00 AM
    Very Deep poem Richard, I liked this alot

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/3/2014 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Landon.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 9:02:00 AM
    It pains me more than you can imagine or know....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/3/2014 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) :) Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (I Peter 4: 8) :) :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/3/2014 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There is much wisdom within these scriptures. Thanks for sharing.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/3/2014 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Continued: I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.(Ephesians 4: 1 - 3) When friends fight, we feel the pain.....
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/3/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nice poem....but of course....a terzanelle....I wish the subject matter were different.. Still waiting to see something happen.....Thanks, Rick. "Blessed are the peacemakers.....for they will be called children of God." (Sermon from the Mount of Blessings) "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." (Romans 12: 8)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/3/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have a pretty good imagination.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 8:49:00 AM
    - Unfriendly words can burn more than open sores - Well written, Richard! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/3/2014 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise.