In this Friendship Poem, shared peace with an honest companion can stem the tide of ugly memories, offering true healing.
Swaying long-stemmed grasses
Dance with brown tassels.
Swooping white swan
Settles on the tufted island lawn.
Rippling waves, gentle breezes,
Burning sun, puffy cloud teases.
Tis summer now, autumn not yet…
Nothing stays the same,
An old refrain.
Untrue, my heart insists.
I’ve been here before, memories persist.
Sadness, old griefs,
Lonely ventures in dangerous reefs.
Today, my aloneness rectified,
With my daughter at my side.
We share a bench, solitude, peace.
Unlike others, ugly wasteful trolls.
Chosen friend in harmonic silence.
No narcissistic deadly chatter.
Some take beauty and twist it,
Like shards of glass,
Their dark memories harass.
Ugly, foolish bits,
Reason rocky bottom hits.
Save me from the unreasoning mob,
Of anger hate,
I am right! See who’s wrong!
Look to good and glorious,
Not a familiar fiend.
Deceptions—a deadly net.
Minds grapple, yet must, let
Origen of beauty knows:
Praise, Thank, Ask—the spirit glows,
As it grows.
Fill the mind with images kind.
March forward, leave searing thoughts behind.
Before us, the rippling current of Glory—Be!
Healing ointment of true friendship—See!
Step aside from murky yesterdays,
Joy amid the sunbeams play.
A. K. Frailey is the author of 18 books, a teacher for 35 years, and a homeschooling mother of 8.
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