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        I met a “special” friend today
        A person I hold dear.
        I had to look a second time
        As reluctantly, he drew near
        He wore his heart upon his face
        His lips were pursed and thin
        Obviously, annoyed with me
        No smile or charming grin.
        We sat and ate and chatted
        And immediately, I knew
        He didn’t want to be there
        (I am quick to take the cue!)
        Disinterest and detachment
        Stood between us as we spoke
        The rapport and wit and banter
        Were missing, and the jokes
        That in the past would raise a smile
        Fell flat, or made him glare
        And he chatted on his cell phone
        As if I wasn’t there!
        Each time I started speaking,
        Before he knew what I would say
        He interrupted the conversation
        His disinterest to display!

        In a mix of rage and sadness
        I cut the meeting short
        I’d had enough of disrespect, enough of being hurt.
        As we parted from each other
        We exchanged some token gift
        And a final hug which told me
        Of our “friendship’s” final rift.
        My thoughts switched fast to gambling
        As I drove the journey home
        It was tempting to transfer my hurt
        To an empty “comfort zone”.
        I reflected on ” illusions”
        And ’twas easy to compare
        These both come at a higher price
        Than I intend to share!
        So here’s to “Risky Business”,
        Christmas Meetings with sick men.
        I’d prefer to have my “bubble burst”
        Than sell my soul again!


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          Incredible poem Vera!!
          The friend beside you daily has never burst your bubble .
          Life may stretch it, the winds may make it quiver, and sometime the bubble may need a puff of air , but it’s never been burst!!

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