Friendship, Dead Like Shed Skin

Friendship, Dead Like Shed Skin

A Poem by Robert Wilson

The title speaks well for this one...

Nostalgia fills my every thought as I stare at the stars
Your picture in a locket rests against my thigh
I remember when we used to sit in this park for hours
Talking about where our young lives would take us
Now we're further apart than the stars and the earth
Choking on the vines of our stubbornness and resentment
We're both just crippled ants crawling for a goal in life
With no friend to help us reach our own Valhalla
I sometimes wonder what life would be like with you here
We could set the world on fire with our ideas
We could bring the masses down to their knees
I have a feeling in my heart that tomorrow will soothe our wounds
But in my mind I know that tomorrow will never come

© 2008 Robert Wilson

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a beautiful sadness,
nice contemplation.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow this hurts me... Friendship means a lot to me. Well done..You got a eyes hooked to the page with this piece!


Posted 11 Years Ago

I feel this one in particular. Lost love is something almost everyone can relate to. To think you have something special only to have t end in bitterness and resentment is a hard sword to swallow. Well written my friend.

Posted 12 Years Ago

such a sad poem you got there...
it shows the obsession with things past, which is really impossible to bring back.
the nice irony in the last lines make a good ending :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 thing in life is change but if its something we really want we don't let go.If its meant to be it will be but like me I had to give it to the lord and let go cause there wasn't much more i could do and the lord helped me. you expressed how you feel very well. you did a great job.thank you for sharing this with me. karen

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great ending, I agree. I can truly empathize with the feelings expressed so adeptly in this as well. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Been there myself. Killer ending. It never does you know. A great reflection on something that could have been and is now not. Well done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

this friendship seems so real. you can't go back ,like making the past present. you're waiting for a tomorrow hat'll never come. I had one like this and was it ever finished when she committed suicide 2 relationships down the road. I identify with this totally. nice poem Robert

Posted 12 Years Ago

I hear the sadness in this Robert, and the lines
(choking on the vines of our stubborness and resentment) are especially appealing.
It sums up the relationship in this poem and does so very effectively. At the
same time I like that there is an acceptance that it is over, and while it causes
sadness you manage to convey to the reader, that hshe will be okay, and will get through this.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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9 Reviews
Added on August 28, 2008


Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

Morgantown, WV

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