The title of this poem says it all. So many relationships and/or friendships end, these days, without much notice or logical cause. It is sad, but a fact of life, or so it seems.
In this age of wealth and bustle
People change faster than time
Friendships fade, amid the hustle
Gone before they’ve reached their prime
Words are uttered without motive
Tossed about like ships at sea
‘til the wick of friendship’s votive
Burns in ancient history.
On one day, these friendships prosper
On the next, they’ve turned to dust
Why are these bonds viewed as proper
At the start, they’re lacking trust
One side sees a hopeful increase
From the gaining of a friend
The other sees a dated lease
After which friendship is to end.
Whatever happened to the days
When everyone spoke from the heart
Friendships were formed to last always
Even if miles or worlds apart
The times when one’s good deeds were praised
And treated with utmost respect
These questions should never need raised
But, in this age, oh.... what the heck!
Cling tightly to that one good friend
If, indeed, you’ve been blessed by one
Allegiances now meet an end
Sometimes, before really begun
To those who share a lifelong bond
I wish you well, as you advance
For to find someone who remains fond
Has become quite a game of chance!
© 2008 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Friendship is a great gift, a gift sent from God, and I am grateful to count you among my AD friends
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Richard Atwood
But these days we are such a media/entertainment based society, that if we can't switch what we want "on and off" as easy as that... few will bother to invest the time it takes to create and develope a friendship that will last. We park ourselves in front of the tv., the computer, the video screen; if we don't like it, we switch channels or venues. Simple. Only people with heart don't function like that. And once people disconnect from the stereo, or remove the phone-extension from their ears... maybe there's a chance to smile and meet. It takes some way of human interaction to connect;
the mechanics of technology leave me cold. (So we have places like this to affirm our humanity. But it's still at a long arm's length away. And not near as "close" should be to be real.)
But what do I know?
You described it well.
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Hi Jill,your poems expresses the true reality of friendships.There are 2 types of friends in this world.Friends and Best Friends.A friend is someone who is there for you,A best friend is someone who is "here" for you.I have several friends,I'm bless to have one BEST friend in my life.Sometimes in life you can't always trust everybody because friends will stab you in the back without even knowing it.Like the old saying goes,one good friend is all you need.Its devestating when you think you know certain people,you really dont know them at all and their actions and words speak volumes in itself.Thank you for sharing this poem,I enjoy reading it
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Wise words of wisdom Jill , and they are very true!....M|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|So very true. Written with wisdom and sound advice.|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Great poem with sound advice about friendship as well. I like this!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|sadly the first of your write does ring true--good advice--i am lucky, there are several friends i have had for many years, a couple since childhood and i do cherish them|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|People who study this say we can count our true friends on one hand. The rest are just aquaintenesses.
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|You can know a lot of people in a lifetime but that don't make them all your friends. People tend to confuse Friends with Aquaintances, a big difference and yes if you are lucky enough to have one or two then hold on tight and cherish them. You know who your friends are when you need someone to turn to and you know they can turn to you and you'll always be there. Thank you Jill for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|The best way to lose a "friend" will cost as little as to loan her/him a 20 dollars bill, the one returning it can be called a friend without the "
|Reviewed by Carin Spirit
|..these words ring too real. It is a very sad state of affairs.|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Excellent write Jill. Today, far too many friendships are taken much too lightly and needlessly cast away with little thought. Well done my friend.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Truth in these beautiful lines with a moral: well done. I am glad to call you friend! :) How is everything coming along, post-Ike?
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|So true, Jill; it's hard to find a good friend, especially in today's world. I am grateful to have not one, but many good friends! I am indeed blessed! Very well penned, am happy to call YOU "friend"!
(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers~
As always, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|How true this is, it seems no values friendships or cherishes them anymore. The littlest thing and they're gone. I've been fortunate, I have a few that I would lay my life down for and they would do the same. Great write and very wise. Love, Bonnie|