Glen Martin Fitch


NEXT LEVEL


So am I still you friend if
- if I poke your eye?
A toddler's bold experiment,
that's existential
without mean intent.
What if I grab or share?
I bite or stroke?
Am I your friend
if I go spread
a lie about you?
High school trials:
who's in? who's out?
What actions, words
yield pride
or guilt or doubt?
What's private?
What is trust?
Respect? and why.
Am I your friend
if I move in your house?
I drink your booze?
Or steal the cash you earn?
Or punch your face?
(I guess I didn't learn)
Or start a rumor?
If I bed your spouse?
The game is still the same,
but if you're wise
you'll sense the pain
as consequences rise.

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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

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 (NEXT LEVEL by Glen Martin Fitch )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll
  6. Dover Beach, Matthew Arnold
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Best Friend (In Hindi), Tavneet Singh
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge

 

New Poems

  1. The You in my dream, RAJ VIKRAM
  2. Old Age, Leong Ming Loong
  3. Waiting for the Starlight Express, Stephen Brian Brady
  4. The Fifth Day of Christmas, Mark Hamilton
  5. No man's land., RAJ VIKRAM
  6. Kissing, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  7. Romantic Heroine, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. The Theatre of The Absurd (III), Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. On My Songs, Luo Zhihai
  10. There Is A Time When One Forces Oneself .., Shalom Freedman
[Hata Bildir]