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stadarooniEmpathy is the human superpower.
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Hello, my friend.

A Friend

Hello old friend,

Hello old friend, it’s been too long.

Hello old friend, it’s been too long. How have you been?

Maybe it’s not about how you’ve been,

Maybe it’s not about how you’ve been, whether or not you’re still pristine.

Maybe it’s not about how you’ve been, whether or not you’re still pristine. The clock might be ticking,

Maybe it’s not about how you’ve been, whether or not you’re still pristine. The clock might be ticking, and you should be kicking.

Is the old you the new you,

Is the old you the new you, the youthful truthful neutral you?

Is the old you the new you, the youthful truthful neutral you? It’s not that it’s crucial to be you,

Is the old you the new you, the youthful truthful neutral you? It’s not that it’s crucial to be you, yet how do I know it really is you?

It sounds as if I’m ungrateful.

It sounds as if I’m ungrateful. Like that message was so hateful.

It sounds as if I’m ungrateful. Like that message was so hateful. But you were like April,

It sounds as if I’m ungrateful. Like that message was so hateful. But you were like April, you were always so graceful.

When I was down here,

When I was down here, you were on another tier.

When I was down here, you were on another tier. With constant ways to endear,

When I was down here, you were on another tier. With constant ways to endear, I broke when you disappeared.

You left me blissful;

You left me blissful; I didn’t realize I was so fearful.

You left me blissful; I didn’t realize I was so fearful. You could not be a dismissal,

You left me blissful; I didn’t realize I was so fearful. You could not be a dismissal, yet I was not tearful.

I was not shattered glass.

I was not shattered glass. I was not solid brass.

I was not shattered glass. I was not solid brass. I was trampled grass,

I was not shattered glass. I was not solid brass. I was trampled grass, not knowing self-harass

I was not shattered glass. I was not solid brass. I was trampled grass, not knowing self-harass I inflicted on myself en masse.

I think it’s safe to say you were missed.

I think it’s safe to say you were missed. You provided your own unique twist;

I think it’s safe to say you were missed. You provided your own unique twist; my only reaction was to enlist.

Are you someone?

Are you someone? You are a game some find fun,

Are you someone? You are a game some find fun, but you have left me undone.

You are not anyone,

You are not anyone, but you are everyone.

You can manifest on a dime,

You can manifest on a dime, and you make me such a mime.

You can manifest on a dime, and you make me such a mime. Your only enemy is time,

You can manifest on a dime, and you make me such a mime. Your only enemy is time, yet you commit no crime.

But you’re my friend.

But you’re my friend. You seem to end,

But you’re my friend. You seem to end, and then transcend.

Yet that is all in my mind,

Yet that is all in my mind, to which I am blind.

Blinded to something I am afraid of,

Blinded to something I am afraid of, blaring in all directions.

You, whatever you are.

(Aside) Hello, Commaful! This is not a piece that I wrote for today, but one that I made back in grade 12, in late 2016. I do not remember writing this, but I wrote it around the same time that I wrote two other old pieces of mine, both of which are on Commaful.

Reading this piece scared me a little as it reminded me of my mindset, back then, which I do not have now in the same form, at least. I think it's about the narrator's perception of their self as a 'friend', although I do think friendship with others plays a role in this piece, as one's self-perception is often influenced by others.

There are some odd word choices that I changed from the original poem, but I do find it interesting to see how my writing has evolved since I was in high school. Less alliteration, for one! I do hope to create something fresh and new, however, since this one feels a bit odd to me.

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your days. Thank you for reading this piece, although I'm not so sure how good it is. You all take care and continue to write on! <3

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