It's A Puzzle Poem by Allan Ahlberg

It's A Puzzle

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My friend
Is not my friend any more
She has secrets from me
And goes about with Tracy Hacket

I would get her back,
Only do not want to say so.
So I pretend
To have secrets from her
And go about with Alice Banks

But what bothers me is,
Maybe she is pretending
And would like me back
Only does not want to say so.

In which case
Maybe it bothers her
That I am pretending.
But if we are both pretending,
Then really we are friends
And do not know it.

On the other hand,
How can we be friends
And have secrets from each other
And go about with other people?

My friend
Is not my friend any more,
Unless she is pretending.
I cannot think what to do.
It is a puzzle.

It's A Puzzle
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 08 November 2015

'' It is a puzzle. '' The whole LIFE is a PUZZLE..

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kamsiyo G 15 March 2021

This poem made me know when someone friendship is strong or not.

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abeeha 14 March 2021

this is so funny

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Filomena 07 July 2020

Learn more about allan ahlberg

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Vaishnavi Pandey 20 March 2018

Good work...the misunderstandings that happen between friends are portrayed nicely You might like to read my poemAn Ode to my dear Friend' thankyou

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Susan Williams 08 November 2015

I am guilty of thinking in endless circles too

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