A to Z Challenge – R is for Rabindranath

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.”

Rabindranath Tagor

I have had instant connections with some friends and known others for years and still not feel very connected with them. This quote is spot on! (even thought it is a day late… 🙄)

Past letters…

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q

How To

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I wish there was a handbook

On how to trust again

A way to figure out

Who is honest as a friend

I have been lied to

And I have been hurt

I guess I need to look up

How to let go again

Because I need to lose

The pain

The anger

The tears

The past

But if I forget it all

Wont it just happen again


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – handbook

Backspace

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You refuse to send the words

Erasing what’s on your mind

Afraid that they will hurt

And put the friendship in a bind

But all you speak is honesty

From deep within your heart

And I know that you would never do

Damage that would break us apart

So my friend listen when I tell you

No need to backspace now

Just tell it like it is to me

Give me all the truth allows


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – erase

Hello Goodbye

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You said hello

And I started to resist

But you lured me with friendship

And I believed I was worth it

You painted a picture or hope

You made me human again

Then as suddenly as you came

You slammed the door shut

Left me without a ghost of a chance

To trust anyone again

And now I sit and wonder why

You never even said goodbye


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lure

Between Wrong and Right

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What happened to our friendship?

When did we become separated?

We used to be there for each other

And always up for chance to get together.

It has been a year since I heard from you.

I sent an email asking how you were

But I never got a response.

I have reread that email time and again,

Thinking I may have said or done something

Wrong.

If only you would give me a chance,

A moment to sit down and talk,

We could reconcile this friendship.

It has lasted about 18 years,

Through both tears and laughter.

I hate to see it blown away

Like a pile of leaves on a fall day.

I care about you.

You care about me

Right?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – reconcile

The Pattern of Friendship

I see them there

Perfectly in line

Diamonds after diamonds

Completing the design

I know the pattern well

As a looked at that table

For week after week

Hoping you’d meet me there

 But you never did

I don’t know if you were

Afraid of me

Afraid of us or

Afraid of yourself

But we never met there

And ten years later

I still wonder if you had

Would things have ended differently

Would you still be my friend


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – design

Another Date, Another Disappointment

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He kept talking.  He droned on and on.  After a while he just began to sound like all the adults in a Peanuts cartoon.  She felt this was one of the worst dates yet.  Part of it was her though.  She still compared them all in her mind to him.

John had been the one who opened her mind up to all sorts of possibilities.  He had said she would be his and she fell for him hard.  Problem was it wasn’t true.  When the chance for more presented itself he just told her she was a friend.  Heartbroken she tried to go on and forget the physical attraction and just focus on the friendship.  Even when he ended up hundreds of miles away, she still couldn’t shake the feeling he was her soul mate.

“Are you ready to go dancing Teresa?” he said interrupting her thoughts.

“Actually, I think I should call it a night.  I feel a migraine coming on and I’d like to take my meds before it gets worse.”

“Let me drive you home at least. I have had a wonderful time and hate to see it end.”

A wonderful time?  It had been a night filled with a never-ending stream of words from him, she barely got a word in.  She tried to come up with a reason not to have him drive her home but came up empty.  “Alright.”

They arrived at her home and she thanked him for the ride and hurried inside before he had a chance to say anything else.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – drone