My friend

My friend

A Poem by Island Hippy

come and sit
a while with me
let’s speak of the things
we hold inside

we don’t have to agree
you and me
but I’ll learn something
and so will you

we’ll feel
something real
even though it’s tough
& you’ll have my respect

when did we stop
talking like this
too busy watching
the re-run

we are different
you and I
but we are the same
my friend.

© 2019 Island Hippy


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What you describe here, in my humble opinion, is what is most wrong with public discourse. We don't just listen to another person who has a different way of seeing things, we react to these differing views. Your poem sounds as if written by someone who actually walks what she talks. I love the feeling of comfort that your words feel like they extend to this lost friend (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha Margie, many mahalo. I love your comment and can’t help but agree. I like to think I walk th.. read more
The lack of communication can be a dangerous thing, you spoke of things unsaid with the touch of a poet

Posted 1 Year Ago


That is by my definition the best kind of friendship! When you can disagree and have passionate discussions and grow from them. Its funny how we tend to lock into a position and own it like it is the marrow of our beings only to find merit in another point of view after a good argument. Those are the best friends to have the ones that make you question. Those are the ones that care that much drop of a hat and they are open hand and ready. Such a nice inspirational set of lines you wrote in this... glad i happened upon it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha Robert, my apologies for the long overdue response. Many mahalo for your great comment, though.. read more
This write means so much to me personally. And it is such a write. Beautiful, lyrical and just a joy to read. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha Ken, your words make me smile, many mahalo to you x
Friendship doesn't wear the same colours or raiment, someone wrote. How true is that. Tis a feeling that can be instant or take time yet arrives without warning. And of course, dear friend.. there are times when we need hands held, eyes gazing eyes. Perhaps, silence - no need to speak.. just being close. Have been times when calls were made, someone begged to come, 'Please, would you, could you.. '

Those are the times when just knowing a person and you can share, iron out differences or more likely, not even be aware of any. Its always amazed me how, just standing in a queue can cause peeps to let go of a worry or pleasure.. find that someone else is receptive and happy to be so. Human nature is magical, mystical and sometimes spiritual. Love your neighbour.. make love not war.. whatever.

' we are different - you and I - but we are the same - my friend. '

Such an inspiring post, words to consider, to remember, to hold dear. x

Posted 1 Year Ago


emmajoy

1 Year Ago

25 June.. Just read and replied to your lovely long message and am just adding to this to say how wo.. read more
Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

So much aloha my heart friend xxx
emmajoy

11 Months Ago

Still the same, ever always. Time passes but.. the heart thinks and feels otherwise. Huggles and p.. read more
Very well - when friendships start getting turned into something infatuated relations, it oft. creates the ripples of disturbance, however, i have experienced, women have been pretty loyal and soft on this as they understand how it feels when it comes to heart -

so in your poetry, i find the case of infatuation, your friend got infatuation to you; got crush on you (on narrator), perhaps, as you are married so is narrator, she offered him her friendship - the loyal one, of course, not to break his heart. Pretty much interesting write it is. Nicely put. Looking forward to reading your work, Lady Island. Cheers.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha, your interpretation is interesting, while it differs greatly from the intent. I respect that .. read more
Adams

1 Year Ago

Ah, being an erotic writer, guess, my thinking has been spoiled so badly. lol
Nice. True friendship of openness and willing to accepted difference. Sharing of feelings and thoughts without judgement. Learning from anothers point of views. Welldone!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

I appreciate the visit. Many mahalo
Awesome girl!! You describe friends and friendship exactly. You perfectly define them, and your heartfelt words resonate deeply. The best words are brief and true said Papa. If youneed a friend, I’m here. Love you my Ohana. Xo


Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

I am full of aloha for you my ohana and have the deepest respect. Many mahalo to you always x
Its a sad poem. It sounds like friends that separated because of differences. Ultimately, the realization that differences are beautiful and that is how we learn and grow has not been made yet and it is important. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha Ryan, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Many mahalo.
friends can be like this, we are drawn to certain people who in my case is a religion i don't approve of and yet there is an underlying acceptance of that. We have known each other since our children were little, we just somehow get along and enjoy our friendship around the differences.
How often do you see a Muslim woman openly embrace a white English woman in the street ? ... lol

Posted 1 Year Ago


Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

Aloha Stella, I am warmed by your words it is a lovely thing to share such a friendship, where our r.. read more

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