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Phases of you

Where do we draw the line?
Where do we draw the line, between friends and lovers?
I don't think of my friends in the ways in which I think of you.
Since when do friends fall asleep on the phone and make their
Love known. I don't recall this being a friendly thing, Ive
Never known a friend who does the things you do.
I don't understand why you do this,
Push me away but pull me back when shes out of your mind
¨it's always about her¨ is all I hear but you
hold me so dear it seems as if it's out of fear,
so tight as if I might disappear into the dead of the night.
But why?
I'm still here through all the phases of your love.
The waxing and waning
Between the full and the new
I'm your constant and I'm here for you.
I'm not the sun who lit up your whole world,
But I came to light up what's left,
After she took that light that had burned so bright
And extinguished you until you were nothing.
I was brought into your life to put you back together by
Tearing myself apart in the process, I gave you
Every piece of me to feel whole again
So tell me now if this is what friends do
Before I spend my life wondering
If you think this too.

About this poem

I wrote this poem for a dear friend of mine who is more than just a friend

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Written on November 25, 2021

Submitted by carissabaker05 on December 06, 2021

1:22 min read

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,162
Words 265
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 26

Carissa Baker

My name is Carissa baker and I am a junior at perquimans high school. I’ve always loved poetry and I use it as an outlet for my feelings. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    A true friend is the gift of God and He only who made hearts can unite them !
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Adventurer2022#
    Describes an intense relationship that to me may be a bit romantic
    beyond an everyday friendship. Am I right?
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    So beautiful...keep writing!
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Adventurer2022#
    This relationship seems obviously to be much more than friendship.
    I think there will be problems, however. Interesting poem about human social interactions.
    Melita Warren

    LikeReply 11 year ago


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