Treasure Island

william upton

Court Cost

Through the eyes of a friend
Are seen rare opportunities of comfortable trust
That are not recognized with others.
Advice and criticism are brothers to praise and encouragement
In ways that do not translate to the general populace.
There is no 'time out chair' or 'hurt feelings penalty box' with friends.
All that exists are exposed, raw nerve endings that do not find offense
With direct dialogue,
Recognizing that the ultimate benefit would be one for another.
No matter the crime, no matter the punishment,
The court of friendship does not impose verdicts.
The only ruling that comes down-the only court cost-
Is that the friendship is to be honored as a 'life sentence',
And the key to the cell has been thrown away.

Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 14, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): love

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Court Cost by william upton )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]