Best friend

Best friend

A Poem by Beccy

It happens.

She was only mildly inattentive,
a series of tiny pink hearts 
randomly doodled on a blank page,
a slightly dreamy look in her eyes;
hardly enough she imagined 
to draw attention.


'Penny for your thoughts young lady,' 
came the voice of doom.
The footsteps silent, almost predatory 
as a shadow cast ominous across her desk.
'Your effort thus far seems 
rather lacking in content,
perhaps a one hour detention
will focus the mind.'

"I'll tell him you'll be late,'
her best friend whispered at the bell,
a curled smile, a slightly triumphant
look from beneath mascara laden lashes
making her heart beat faster than
the wings of a frightened little bird.
"We'll be in the park, I'll stay with
him and make sure he waits.'

© 2019 Beccy

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Lol...oh to be young like that and lost in kind of thoughts we should be lost in. And thank goodness for best friends. Loved this Beccy.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

It's nice to have best friends to have your back. c: Very beautiful poem.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Brilliantly crafted and oh so very relatable no matter which way ya swing....

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Very good. Reminds me of my school days.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

I enjoyed this poem very much. Great storytelling.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

I think it’s someone else who’ll have to wait. Nicely written :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

I'm sure the guy will wait for her.
I think the guy will wait for her.
He's not waiting for her, mascara lash has seen to that.
There's a moral in this somewhere, but I'm not looking for it.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

In saying that, mascara lash has done her a favour.

3 Weeks Ago

I didn't think so at the time. :))
Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

Probably not, but time has this thing about being wiser.
I always had trouble forming meaningful relationships with other girls. There is that constant competition that you’ve so fittingly laid out with this brief portrait of a moment from a girl’s life. It’s not a very comfortable thing to be betrayed by someone you thought you could trust.

Love the details in this, Beccy. From the tiny pink hearts to the mascara laden lashes, just those little snippets offer some insight in the difference between the two girls. One innocent and the other experienced, more worldly. Those are hard lessons to learn. But they sure do teach us who to watch out for!

A charming little poem, albeit a disagreeable place to find oneself in. Returning to the cloudy halls of adolescence.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Thank you. Those cloudy halls hold many memories; some better than others. :))
Hmmmm - with "friends" like this you don't need any enemies.

Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Month Ago

I know people who have experienced this. To be betrayed is hard enough, but by a best friend is beyond gut wrenching.

Posted 1 Month Ago

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Added on November 14, 2019
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

I'm forty two, single and have a lovely thirteen year old son called Charlie. I've been writing poetry and short stories since I can remember. I have always been an assiduous reader of poetry and real.. more..

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