That Time on the Porch

That Time on the Porch

A Poem by Tate Viviano

Written for a friend that is no longer my friend.


Do you remember that time on the porch?

When we swore to cast off the chains that

bound us to sadness.

I haven’t seen you in months but

it seems like years since

we cried in each others arms that night.

And I’m trying my best to keep our promise

I wonder if you are

I hope you are.

I know there have been times when I clamped those shackles back onto my feet,

You called me your brother that day and I called you mine.

Yet I feel we have changed so drastically since than.

Please my friend remember that time on the porch!

When we embraced as two broken souls

trying to glue the pieces back together

with booze, cigarettes and tears.

And let’s break this silence that has grown

from the shame of broken promises.

© 2017 Tate Viviano

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a touching write tate,i have family that i have not
seen in forever,close friends from school days that you never see any more,and those brothers from my military days

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Tate Viviano

1 Year Ago

Hey I am very glad you liked it. And yeah it seems to be a fact of life. It's never fun. But who kno.. read more

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Added on January 15, 2017
Last Updated on January 15, 2017
Tags: Friendship, Promises, Love, Saddness


Tate Viviano
Tate Viviano


I am twenty three and have been really writing poetry and stories since I was eighteen. I enjoy the poetry of the Sufi's as well as the greats such as Maya Angelou. I am so excited to share my work an.. more..

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