Friends, a poem written by Jeff Flesch at Spillwords.com
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Friends

Friends

written by: Jeff Flesch

@FleschJeff

 

I saw you
That first time
From across
The playground,

Though there were
So many people around,

You
Sure did stand out

They called me shy
Back then,
So as our eyes met,
I turned on my heel

In fret

Of the unknown, which
You conjured
In, my, then
Burgeoning

Imagination

And, the anticipation
Of our first real
Meeting, which
Filled me

With so many
Strange
And never
Felt before feelings

Of mystery

Inside my own
Young history

And, when you did
Approach?

I started for the door,
And you captured
My hand, and
Said, don’t

Be afraid, you’re
Safe with me
In the shade, of

Our first encounter
And, oh, what a joy
I did feel,
As my heart sped,

And then so did
My head

With thoughts of fancy,
And love
At first sight,
You were such a delight-

-full being, grace and
Composure, a rock on
My shoulder, countenance
And magic

All rolled into one

For I did shelter in your
Embrace,
For many a year,
Through storms and triumphs,

All given with such grace
And composure
Even through
The most

Difficult

Exposure
To pain,

You were always
At my side, rain or
Shine,

I never did fear
You would slide away
Or hide come what may

Why?

Because you were
The first,
For all the rest
Were measured against,

My true love,
And first real friend

Jeff Flesch

Jeff Flesch

JAN/FEB 2022 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted as the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. Jeff is currently in the process of compiling a deput poetry book, which will be published in late 2022.
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