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True Friends

October 22, 2009
By phoenix48 SILVER, Houston, Texas
phoenix48 SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Sometimes I’m afraid,
Afraid they’ll discover,
Discover that it’s all lies,
Lies skillfully woven like a blanket.

Discover that my jokes,
My jokes are simple covers.
Discover that when I laugh,
When I laugh, I really want to cry.
Discover all the things I hate about them,
And hate me right back.
Discover that I have feelings,
Feelings that can be bruised.

Sometimes I’m afraid,
Afraid, but then I realize,
Realize I’m not afraid,
Not afraid, but hopeful.

Hopeful they will finally see,
See what has always been there.
Hopeful they will recognize,
Recognize all the signs.
Hopeful they will understand,
Understand what I endure.
Hopeful they will appreciate,
Appreciate the genuine me.

But all hope dies.
Dies because humans see,
Humans see not the truth,
Not the truth, but only what they want.

Then I’m safe,
Safe from being discovered,
Discovered and despised.
But I always wonder,
Wonder what would happen if,
If they met their undisguised friend.

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This article has 6 comments.

on Jan. 30 2010 at 8:41 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I love this one.

I like how you constructed it.

Good job.

Keep Writing.

on Nov. 2 2009 at 8:23 pm
psycholinzmeier GOLD, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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this poem is true and if everyone could understand the world would be better.

great poem

on Nov. 1 2009 at 11:04 pm
roamfree BRONZE, Eatonville, Washington
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This poem really speaks the truth. It helps me put my friendships in perspective

on Oct. 30 2009 at 4:32 pm
gkkogrrl14 BRONZE, Ames, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
It is not worth an intelligent man\'s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

This is so true. I love it, thanks!

on Oct. 28 2009 at 12:48 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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this is very good!!




on Oct. 28 2009 at 11:32 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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