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Losing New Friends

by Jubbly 

Posted: 17 December 2003
Word Count: 176
Summary: I'm not used to writing poetry but this has been haunting me so I thought I'd give it a go.

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Losing New Friends

I dreamt about you last night
You were wearing purple silk
And your shoulders were exposed
You laughed

I remembered when we first met,
Bonded over warm white wine
And bitched about his second wife

I was his first
You would become his third

I like her, you told him
You invited us to your home
We laughed, he and I,
Friends I thought, new friends

I didnít speak to you at your wedding
Not properly
I was a little envious,
It was so grand, so spectacular
He loved you so much

I read in the paper
That the terrible disease you thought youíd beaten
Had claimed you.

Three months to the day of your wedding
Youíd gone

In my dream you laughed,
Youíre alive I said.
Yes, it was a joke
But thatís so cruel, how could you?
You smiled; letís get a drink, you said.

Then I woke up
And as the truth flooded my senses
The tears came back
And so my lost friend
Iíve thought of you all day.

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Elsie at 20:43 on 17 December 2003  Report this post
Hi Julie
Wow, this brought up all sorts of emotions in me - lots of parallels to my life. I think it's the first poetry I've read of yours..keep at it! I liked the vividness of the first stanza particularly.

BorderBound at 21:04 on 18 July 2005  Report this post
Oh, jubbly - write on!
I like the line.. "your shoulders were exposed.."

very good.

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