Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Verse for a Broken Friendship

I wrote this free verse about a broken friendship, just the day before my sister died. I didn't post it, because I wanted to see if the friendship could be restored. To the credit of my friend, she did send me condolences on my loss, in spite of our rift. But as of tonight, it looks like she considers the friendship irreparable...or did she ever even consider it a friendship?

I share this in case anyone else is suffering, or has suffered, something similar, and in case it helps you to know that you're not the only one. Yes, broken friendship is a grief, too.

The pain grips my heart.
Sometimes I feel it beating like a drum.
Friendship rent in two.
Oh, what did we do?

Where does it go?
Where does friendship go when it disappears?

Does it go into the sea?
Does it go up like a balloon?
Does it settle like dust upon the moon?
Or on a stair? Does it go anywhere?

Where does it go?
Where does friendship go when it disappears?

Is it still in the heart, breaking it apart?
Does it flutter against the bars like a caged bird?
Where, oh, where does it go?
Where does friendship go - when it disappears?


Note Added in February 2012: I want to share with you an article I just discovered, written by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, entitled, How to Let Go of Someone You Love- Letting Go of the Past.


Jean M. Heimann said...

Poignant and easy for me to relate, to M.M.

Thank you!

May God bless you and heal you!

Love & prayers

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Thank you so much for commenting and for your kind words, Jean.

Neva Webbert said...

I read this to Martin. He agrees with me that it is a wonderful poem. Martin said it should be worth a lot of money! I say it points right to your caring, sensitive, and loving heart, and I hope that this friendship soon gets restored!

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Thank you, Neva...AND Martin! God bless you both. :)