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Cheerful Chums?

May 7, 2012
By NadiaFilanovsky SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
NadiaFilanovsky SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" --Jimi Hendricks

There’s the loud ones,
And also the quiet ones.
Actually, I take that back,
They are all vociferous
The obstreperous teens you avoid
While strolling down the street

Some of them vex me,
Those are the one’s I doubt are my true friends,
I know they aren’t there for me
But only to suck out any secrets I have,
Only to try and copy me and be me,
Only to steal away my friends.

Are just truly fantabulous
Always there for me
My shoulder to snivel on, endlessly
Yet the recollections are all hysterical laughing fits
Over the ludicrous jokes and events

When I think the word “friend”
One person pops into my mind
My dear friend
She is always there, figuratively and literally
Actually, there’s about a 10% chance I’m FaceTiming her
Any hour of the day
But this is the kind of bond that lasts
That when I’m 80 years old in my rocking chair knitting scarves,
I’ll remember from the “glory days”
So to all of the people who have someone there for them
Take a moment, and thank them

The author's comments:
One of my best friends Ting said to me one night, after having writers block, well poets block, that I should write about my friends, and that's exactly what I did.

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Nico956 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 22 2013 at 2:03 pm
Nico956 BRONZE, San Juan, Texas
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This is a great poem. :) I only have one true friend who sadly passed away in the first grade she was my first friend if she were still alive today we'd be very close she was like a little sister to me I think about her as I get older and have some memories of her like waiting in the lunch line and her laughter I remember when the teacher walked in tears in her eyes and said she had passed away due to heart problems after that everything change I do miss my friend Sabrina she will Always be my best friend others are just fake