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Serving as a Seasonal Friend Only: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.


Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.

-- Hussein Nishah

Today a welcome guest

as if you've finally got your turn

but don't call tomorrow not to be a pest

maybe time has come for something to learn.

Seasonal friend, like disposable tissue

serves purpose to be promptly dropped

after relieving someone's personal issue

it's a friendship that gets abruptly stopped.

Like a tossed and still burning cigarette butt

and swearing never again to be anyone's fool

but that's something you so oftentimes forgot

for, here you go again flunking at that school.

Now you may try harder to stick to that heart

as if proving to yourself how you're worth more

but again everything turns out not to be so smart

for nothing is happening that didn't happen before,

Well, call yourself an orange, or apple, maybe pear

but always be patient for your season to come

in the meantime pretend that you don't care

as long as you can see it just a little dumb.

Remember you're seasonal shoulder for crying

not someone who's been treated as a friend

unless you can find your role as satisfying

playing someone who can understand.

You surely are not finding a secret gain

in having advantage of one not messed

so there is nothing there left to complain

about that being merely a seasonal guest.

I have been there more often than I could recall

like some mental Mother Theresa, that was I

to some spirits who came down to a crawl

until I got bored from that ridiculous lie.

© 2022 Val Karas