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To Be A Friend

January 28, 2012
By Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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I don't know what you want from me,
I don't know how to be a friend to you.
I know you've got your issues,
but I have a dozen of my own.
I know you've got your problems,
but I have problem of my own.
You tell me to be this way,
that is not my way.
You tell me to do those things,
I don't do those things.
You tell me how to act,
how to feel,
how to think.
I'm sorry that how I act,
how I feel,
how I think,
is not good enough for you.
I don't know what you want from me,
I don't know how to be a friend to you.
I don't think you know how to be a friend,
to me either.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Feb. 3 2012 at 8:11 pm
HiddenAngelInTheDark PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Theres so many that I can't pick sorry

AWesome ^_^ I love it and it's so true if they can't accept than their not a friend

on Feb. 3 2012 at 3:38 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

I really liked the way your poem flowed...the repetition really helped the pattern too. I loved the way you tied everything together with the last lines, finishing what you started and leaving the reader to think. Personally, I would prefer a bit more emotion... it seemed slightly dry...but that's just definitely have your own voice, and it's great!

on Feb. 3 2012 at 3:37 pm
Gamerwolf123 SILVER, Newington, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The gulls who scorn perfection for the sake of travel go nowhere, slowly. Those who put aside travel for the sake of perfection go anywhere, instantly."

Hey Wonder! I really like this poem, very deep and meaningful. Please write more!