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Feinting Fickle Friendships

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood


What could one say about a fickle friend?

I thought they would be there until the end.

They were there once, twice, to help my heart mend,

Then I disagreed and they tried to rend.

Oh but for a second I felt their love,

The emotion that life should be made of.

It was a friendship that fit like a glove,

Until hatred rained from above.

Worry not for this is nothing new,

In the hatred of others I’ve always stewed.

This is life’s sea and my ship is full-crewed,

Cannons now loaded and aiming at you.

Don’t forget that you fired first,

A simple request you met with a curse.

Who shall it be to arrange a hearse,

Don’t fret, I’ll make it all terse.

As your ship sinks I will shed a tear,

The end did not have to be so near.

Goodbye my friend, you were so dear,

But now you can see my intentions clear.

Now it’s on to soar ever higher,

Looking down at proverbial fire.

Their situation is so dire,

Self-destruction, I do not admire.

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye once more,

There’s the exit, now pass through the door.

No judgement heard from my encore,

As I nurse my heart and all its sores.

Friendship Failure

It is interesting how certain people react to even the mildest criticism, and even more entertaining how they will disappear from your life for misconceptions and miscommunication. Alas, we can't all be the type to appreciate fair and impartial communication, seeking to understand one another and respecting each other's reasonable requests. The silver lining is that where they'd try to extinguish your flames, you can throw that fuel on your fires and keep warm in the face of their frigid behavior.


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 05, 2020:

It is difficult to find the balance between kindness and callousness, we wish we could open up to everyone and be friends but at the same time we don't want what we share to be used against us as it so often is.

Never stop being kind, Brenda! There are those who will cherish it forever!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 04, 2020:

Very nice write.

One I should learn. I get so tired of friends who do this.

But alas, I am sometimes too nice for my own good.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 04, 2020:

That was a good one, and actually made me chuckle audibly lol

The Logician from now on on May 04, 2020:


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

The post is right there you silly goose.

The Logician from now on on May 03, 2020:

Shauna I have to agree with you when you say

“If you take a look at many of your posts, they are rife with accusations and name-calling. Don't call the kettle black, Kyler.”

Did he delete a comment from somebody? Was it the comment by Paula he just posted in the forum?

That’s odd deleting a hubbers’ comment and then making a forum post out of it?

Kind of two faced, I see why you say calling the kennel black.

I’ve known Paula for 9 years on HP and I have to say if you are on her bad side, and I speak from experience, you best do some introspection.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

What an absolutely disgusting display of the point I've been making this entire time. Seems I wasn't the one mistaken here.

Suzie from Carson City on May 03, 2020:

Sha Honey, While I couldn't agree with you more, you mustn't upset the poor man-baby nor offend his radical sensibilities. After all, he's made himself quite clear. He has a problem with mere words & finds it much more suitable to aim cannons at humans and stick them in a hearse, aka "murder." Bloodthirsty little bugger, eh? His little response to the photo-prompt challenge is quite telling of his desire and talent to be a contract killer....

So that's what he does with his damaged brain on occasion to give it a rest from all those nasty demons that haunt him. Well, that & dragging random whores in off the streets, to share his bed with his older lady pal. (Barf) I suppose they want to get all that filth in now because when he's 46 and she's 61, he will be sorely disappointed.

Actually, Sha.....I think it was really Lucien who wrote the poem. You can hear the faint sound of the Waaa Waaaa in the background..

There are mature men & there are scholars......This little punk is neither. Oh, and because he hates God, I'll just say one more thing.

"God Bless this Baby boy."

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

Please feel free to quote me, or even create an entire article on my behalf so I may go back and correct these allegations you are bringing against me. However, as it stands I asked that we not call people weirdos, she said she would leave forever just because I asked her not to do it again, now you are harassing me about it.

If you care so much, and provide me with evidence of my wrongdoings, I'll go back and change or delete every single piece because I never want to use name-calling as a tool to disparage others unfairly.

Once again, everything I have said up until this point stands and I don't want anyone calling people, "WEIRDOS," no matter who they may be in my comments.

It's a simple, impartial request. Stop harassing me over it.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 03, 2020:

The comment to which you refer does not include all who are on social media. We have many friends who are. However, any public forum invites others of questionable intent. You know that first hand and so does your lady.

Read comments slowly and let ALL the words sink in. Listen to conversations for what they are. Pay attention to all the words in a sentence. When you don't, you end up burning bridges that were supporting you.

If you take a look at many of your posts, they are rife with accusations and name-calling. Don't call the kettle black, Kyler.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

I let everyone have their say, no matter what it may be, so long as it is presented tactfully and tastefully. Calling people, "PC and social media crowd of WEIRDOS" as it was put, in all caps for obvious emphasis, is not an acceptable way to refer to people in any capacity. I refuse to be friends with anyone who can't understand why calling people, "WEIRDOS," in all caps is unacceptable, regardless of their immediate presence and intention.

Especially when I make a simple request for it to stop, and then everyone feels my fair and impartial request not to disparage others is over the top. You may all go reassess your responses to my reasonable request, or you may stop directly and indirectly hassling me over this garbage.

Once again, a reasonable request is being presented and if I continue to hear about it in any capacity I'm going to assume your intentions are to directly harass me. My statements stand, and will continue to stand.

Thanks for reading!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 03, 2020:

Friendship isn't just about respecting requests. It's about sharing opinions and beliefs without being belittled, chastised, or cast out. Friendship is a two way street that often has bumps in the road. Nothing is smooth sailing, but opening your mind to other people's feelings, thoughts, and beliefs are congruent with forming friendships. The opposite behavior/mindset is negative and will never form a positive, understanding relationship where each party is free to speak their piece.

There are more good people in this world than bad. Let them speak their piece. Maybe you'll learn something.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 03, 2020:

I know this has nothing to do with anything being said here, nor the article itself, but my armpits got sunburned today and my goodness, I think I'm going to die! Ha!

Thanks for reading, Linda, John!

Linda Courtney from Bloomsburg, PA on May 03, 2020:

I think everyone has had some fickle friends some time in their life. I've had many more of them, then TRUE friends. They are a rare and precious gift!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 02, 2020:

I have experienced a few fickle friends in my time too, Kyler, but thankfully they are outweighed by those who stick true. Good poem and relatable.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 02, 2020:

Thank you for reading, Fran!

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on May 02, 2020:

I love the advice! Thanks, Kyler.

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