The Friend

The Friend

A Poem by Naomi Bloom
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A poem about the drifting apart between me and a former friend.

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You're not a friend 
who was certain I'd never be there 
I didn't have a friend 
to cry on my shoulder 
I had a monotone, crackling wall for company 
I was plastered to the wall 
I believed it as eternity 

I planned my escape: 
How can I pull away? 
but you, the wall, stood fast 
You rejected my blood and tears 
as I tried to saw my hand off to escape 

You hated me 
And as I shook your plaster off, 
pulling away from you, 
I found a tar fence 
barbed wire 
sticky teeth 

You hated me 
How I knew a few things that you didn't 
But how you clung to me! 
So tight that it became your revenge 

You froze and became a block of ice 
You hated me so much that you would release me 
with a quick slide and slip I was free 
but it was the most cold, painful freedom I had ever felt 
I couldn't even return your rope 
without slipping and falling 

Now I can see through you 
I can see the other rooms 
I can see the people, the places, the world 

With you I was bound and blind 

But tonight I'll pass you by 
And maybe, if I'm dreadfully unlucky, I will taste that frozen tar 
and vomit 

Each gesture was an insult

© 2013 Naomi Bloom


Author's Note

Naomi Bloom
A friend from high school who seemed to get madder and madder at me day-by-day for literally no reason and she expected me to figure it out. I never did figure it out and she hasn't talked to me since.

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It caught me word by word! I must admit that the poem seemed so dark and sad, but was completely engaging to read.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thanks!
Amazing poem!! Sorry about your friend!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thanks!
Nice!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thank you!
awww, so sorry if she was your best friend
but a great write

Posted 11 Years Ago


Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thanks. I had other friends, but I thought we were best friends for a while.
Cara

11 Years Ago

Sorry again and glad that you had friends that really cares, it feels good when you know that someon.. read more
Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

True.
The imagery is great and I quite like the idea of a monotone wall. This is very creative and more people should read it Naomi! Your poem is very genuine and angry. I see how you feel and understand the frustration.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thank you! :)

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Added on February 10, 2013
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Naomi Bloom
Naomi Bloom

Ontario, Canada



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