POETRY: The Friendship Line

The Friendship Line

There can be a fine line

Between friends and lovers.

We sometimes pass over this line slightly,

But only in our own minds, under the covers.

 

A strong surge of feelings rise like a

Heatwave from within,

Then it passes and fades

As you fight to not let those feelings win.

 

Sometimes it is what they say,

That makes your heart seem to jolt.

Other times it is what they do,

That makes you question, makes you stop.

 

We brush it off like a harmless speck

That hovers over our skin and lands,

Laughing at ourselves and thinking,

‘We have always just been friends’.

 

Then of course there are those times,

Where a change rushes over their face,

Or there are alterations in their manner

That makes you closer, or creates space.

 

All aboard the friendship,

That will take us on a ride,

Of ups and downs and questions flowing,

Rushing deeply on inside.

 

By Jody Dontje

POETRY: Coastal Contemplation

Coastal Contemplation (Drowning Truth)

As he looked across the coast,

He could only see one thing,

His mother on a sailing boat,

Driven by the wind.

 

How he longed to take the leap,

Into the depths below,

Face the truth that is his fear,

And then let his mother go.

 

As he looked across the coast,

He could hear his mother’s laugh,

Her words, “I love you, the most!”

And her footsteps up the path.

 

How he longed to take her hand,

And look her in the eye,

Face the truth and take a stand,

And say to her, “Good-bye”.

 

By Jody Dontje

~ How does this poem make you feel?