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

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POETRY: The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life

Attention, attention,

Always fighting for attention,

Sharing our progression,

Seeking out direction.

 

Direction, direction,

Always searching for direction,

Where to seek connection?

Is a common question.

 

Question, question,

We always seem to question,

Listening to suggestion,

Seeking out perfection.

 

Perfection, perfection,

Why must we be perfection?

Consuming our attention,

Making up discussion.

 

Discussion, discussion,

Life’s often about discussion,

Always discuss your children,

Give them your attention.

 

Attention, attention,

Always fighting for attention,

Sharing our progression,

Seeking out direction.

 

By Jody Dontje

POETRY: Broken

Broken

A broken vase, a fallen chair,

A broken heart, betrayal, despair.

 

A trust built like the tallest wall,

And now the bricks lay on the floor.

 

Salty tears, a broken plate,

Shattered trust, betrayal, hate.

 

By Jody Dontje

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