by Robert E Blackwell
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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When friendships atrophy. NOTE: Originally posted Saturday, but disappeared during site maintenance.
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The voice was soft,
But very clear,
In the part of my mind
That feels such things:
The number you have reached
Has been disconnected.
No further information is
I suppose I shouldn’t
Be so surprised;
The line between you and me
Has been checked for trouble
Time and time again.
There was a time when
We shared unlimited service
Between our souls,
Free of interference and
Immune to the static of life.
Whether it was demands
On my time or yours,
Life gave us other distractions,
New occupations for our minds,
Cluttering a previously
As I listen to the busy signals
Emanating from your heart,
I look for another dime to drop
Into the slot of separation between us,
But it occurs to me, and
Not for the first time, that
I’m the only one paying this bill,
And if you’ve changed your number,
I wouldn’t reach you anyway.
It’s time to turn my mind
In another direction,
But I’ll leave the line open
In case you call again.
© 2008 by Robert E. Blackwell
R&R Blackwell and Associates
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|Reviewed by Safi Abdi
|Enjoyed very much, I hope you are well? Safi|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Now that's a fantastic poem...very well done Robert! love Holly|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|We've all gone through something like this at one time or another...ed|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|sad, full of longing yet beautiful|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Powerful writing, Robert; very well written!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *kotc*
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|I liked this poem when you first posted it, and I still like it today.
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|I absolutely love the way you've presented this piece and can wholly relate to the sentiment propelling it into the hearts of readers. A part of us keeps hoping, not wanting to let go despite the life-size writing on the wall...|
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|This is a unique composition in poetic excellence. The rhythm, imagery and subject dealt make this a masterpiece.
I salute You, Poet.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|As memorable and powerful then, as now - friendships are also like muscles. Must exercise them, or they'll shrink - well said, Robert.
((((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla *kotc, kotc!*