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A Brief Friendship

Rating: 3.8
For those who jump
when friendship beckons
and seal their pact in miniseconds
go from a grump
to being happy
they've learned that life
if it is crappy
brings only strife.

But wait, what if they do at first
cling to the warmth of status quo
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K K 07 March 2007
Friendships are hard to come by. Sometime what you think is friendship tends to be just an aquintance (sp) . I know this all to well.
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Herbert Nehrlich1 21 July 2006
How interesting. However, having had quite a bit of experience in these matters from simple observation, I would suggest you r-read as we are so often deceiving ourselves. We read into things what we unconsciously want to see. In fact I have seen this to be the rule. Shallow friendships are a specialty of women, not men. It always pays to think, that way we don't read consonants and vowels that have never been printed. Don't you agree? H
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Gina Onyemaechi 21 July 2006
Fleeting, superficial friendship for temporary void-filling: couldn't agree with you more, Herbert. In fact, a few days ago someone on-site who I'd grown extremely fond of gently asked me to let him go. A few days later the same person messaged me to ask if we were through for good! I found this gesture rather contradictory for reasons which I think should be clear. But I soon realised that he wasn't really interested in resuming friendship with me at all; his question was simply a means for him to pave the way to enquire about an unrelated matter. Quite naturally, then, having answered his burning enquiry, I haven't heard from him since then. Yep, this poem hits the nail on the head about such shallow friendships alright!
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Francesca Johnson 20 July 2006
Very true, Herbert. A perceptive poem. I like it. Love, Fran xx
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Herbert Nehrlich1 20 July 2006
Thanks, Tara. Not really cynical at least not de novo. This was in response to reality here on P/H. Often, persons engage in new friendships because of some kind of a perceived need. They then become almost histrionic about it only to wait for the slightest sign that offers them a way out. Suddenly, they are free again. Best H
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Feeling cynical today H? A fine piece, more than; and how very true it is, and written with an appropriate flow of ennui. Can't envisage you having fleeting 'friendships', though. t x
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