What is a friend? A what?

Carry On Tuesday #172 – What is a friend?


What is a friend?
A long-forgotten function
of someone who stands by you
and backs you up
expecting nothing 

No more stupidos to fill
that vacancy 

We stand alone. 

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Fear Off

My dear poetic friend, Salvatore Buttaci whom I met through Poetic Asides, as many other fine poets, posted the following Biblical verse just a couple of minutes ago, thus reminding me how long a time has passed since I last leafed through the Bible, and which came as a sudden and almost portentous inspiration in a particularly gloomy minuteThank you, dear friend!

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

– 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Eternal good hope
Encouraged to reach far beyond
The fear of today.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

A friend of mine

A friend of mine will need a place

to hide and rest,

and for the rest.

A friend will need to have to need,

and then again,

will need the best.