Bonds

Bonds

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
"

Written in 10th grade, a poem about best friends.

"

Bonds

 


February 15, 1985

 


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Are opposing forces

In the game of life.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

Equally are strong,

And equally are weak.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

I love them both,

And am loved by neither.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Are ever friends -

The Inseparables.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

See me as a friend,

And as nothing else.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Are forever clear,

And, yet, enigmas.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

Perhaps I should see them

Only as friends.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Do not know my feelings -

My only secrets.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Know my soul and my mind,

But my heart is hidden.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Love both another -

My dearest friend.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

To one I am sister,

The other a friend.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

In my heart are different,

In my mind are same.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

May one day see

My deepest thoughts.


My thought mate, even,

Cannot see them,

For they are deeper

Than my mind.


My soul brother

Still cannot see them;

They are deeper

Than my soul.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Cannot delve

To the thoughts of my heart.


My soul brother

And my thought mate,

Deep though I love them,

Are not the closest.


My heart sister

And my own conscience

Alone can see

The thoughts of my heart.


My heart sister

And my own conscience

Know the secrets

I can admit.


My heart sister

And my own conscience

I always know

I can trust.


My heart sister

And my own conscience

Can trust me

To care and help.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Have trusted me

And I've trusted them.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Placed faith in me

And I failed them.


My heart sister

And my own conscience

Found the answers

To the problem.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Received my penance

And forgave me.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

Bonded to me

For eternities.


My soul brother

And my thought mate

Are opposing forces

In the game of life.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

I'll never again

Betray their trust.


My heart sister

And my own conscience:

Loved forever,

But now placed second.


My soul brother

And my thought mate:

Forever players

In my game of life.

 


Dedicated to Jon E., Ralph B., and Carrie F., with love.




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 16. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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