Linda Ori

Always The Best Friend

You come to me for comfort
When your world comes crashing down
You say you need someone that you can trust -
And so I give you solace
And I listen to your woes
Seems you can't distinguish love from lust;
You cry upon my shoulder
Say I'm always there for you
No matter what is making you so blue -
I give you sweet attention,
Loving strokes and warm advice
I give you all I have - my love is true;
And now your ego's satisfied
You're back to your old self
You've finally gone and got your second wind -
And once again you're looking
For some girl to win your heart
And I'm again forgotten......... your best friend.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 8, 2006
Poem Edited: Thursday, October 14, 2010

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  • David Harris (2/18/2007 3:30:00 PM)

    Linda, why the heck didn't I visit you before? After only reading three poems you have found a new fan who will be back again and again and again. This is a beautiful piece, which all the best comments have been said. I loved it for the sincerity and the poignancy that it displays. Thanks for sharing it.
    David

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  • Not a member No 4 (1/5/2007 7:06:00 AM)

    Some are born to give and some are born to take it seems. And it's true sometimes that the takers are doing the best they can. But still it' s a test, and only the best of hearts will keep on giving to such people. A poignantly worded tale that tender hearts on here will recognise only too well. jim

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/17/2006 12:37:00 PM)

    Linda, this is so apt, so accurate, so finely penned. Heart-rendering really. Any friend to a friend who disappears when the 'new one' comes along understands this frustration - one borne with toleration, it seems, by a friendly soul. t x

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  • Catastrophe King (10/17/2006 1:17:00 AM)

    Linda.... it is so much pleasure to come back again and again.... every visit to your page is rewarded.... this poem is a gem in itself... the emotions flow smooth... and with transparency.... you work with the words like a sculptor of immense talent! I applaud on every poem of yours and this one too! A definite 10 for you.

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  • Alison Cassidy (10/13/2006 5:11:00 AM)

    Linda, I love the rhyming and rhythmic structure of this one. It works really well with the theme of disappointment and regret you evoke in the piece. A finely crafted, moving study. love, Allie xxxxx

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  • Michael Gale (10/12/2006 12:01:00 PM)

    It's a tough life going on thru it totally ignored. Hello? Open up the ole' eyes and maybe something extra special will come thy way young man or woman.
    Great poem Ms. Ori-Way ta go! Ya grabbed alotta aTENtion with this great write.
    God bless all poets-MJG.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/8/2006 2:54:00 PM)

    YO MIDNIGHT....With friends like that....(Well you know th' rest) Smiles up & high....you have many a gried in true on this site....one is writin' to ya right now,
    in fact...A very nice Weite, young lass....Very fine, as always'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr

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  • Sydne MorrisSydne Morris (10/8/2006 12:29:00 PM)

    Hey Linda
    That is a powerful poem that I can totally relate to. My best friend never ever saw that a great oppurntiy was right in his face and it was me. However thats his loss.
    great job
    Sydne

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (10/8/2006 11:52:00 AM)

    Splendid! What a strong lament from a soft heart? This elegy if the careless lover hears definitely he won't step into another world?

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