a friend- so intransigence
I once had a friend iron-willed and rigid
she was uncompromising and stern
everything carved in stone
she was single-minded mulish
unyielding- unwavering in all things
I am an easy-going girl . . .
my hair a flowing river streaming- tranquil
oh yes, quite laid-back and calm, almost lackadaisical
but not weak or meek, or fragile
she never imagined my strength hidden . . .
I accepted her unbending ways (for a time)
her words- weapons trying to leave scars
never do I recall a person so determined and tough
so full of turmoil and self-hate
most of the time I tolerated her
but the wheel of time rolled and rolled
until I got sick of surrendering- I got sick of her
so, in the most delicate way
gracefully, kind and casual
and to her shock- I said
I have had quite enough of you . . .
July 15, 2019
Poetry/Free Verse/a friend- so intransigence
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Written for the contest, Intransigence
sponsor, John Hamilton
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