Saturday, September 4, 2010

For My Friend

Pssst, you...

Yes, you with the strong mother-vibe, like chocolate batter off a spoon...

C'mere.

You with the smart mouth and the warm heart,

You're like

The circus to a gypsy

The sea to a Selkie

And I,

Oh I,

Just want to sneak into your circle for a minute

And dry the rain off my wings.



Listen, I can

Crack wise,

Stir the soup,

Keep your secrets,

Other stuff,

Just as long as I can have you close.

I could move in, just down Charmingly Fucked Up Street from you,

And I would be there

Like slanting light at the end of afternoon

That you could have now

Or save for later,

Lady's choice.



Pssst, woman...

You're stuck with me, I think,

And this poem

Is the cup of sugar you came to borrow;

Come back any time,

(you'll see my familiar in the window)

And I'll be here

The next time

And any time

You come knocking.

________

29 comments:

Cheryl said...

This is sheer brilliance.

Dulce said...

That's a friend to be kept... for life, i.e YOU!

Marinela Reka said...

So sweet and nicely written poem!
Short Poems

Boonie S said...

Cool. Really cool. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

ellen abbott said...

Oh sweet, sweet Shay.

mac said...

What a lucky friend, indeed :-)

rebecca said...

you really should write a book of poems. your writing is just magnificent. you make it look so easy. you have a gift girl....

Sarah said...

love it...
but not so sure about this friend,
a little creepy. love your style.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

I fucking love this one.

Thank you for sharing!

cinderkeys said...

For the friend who might knock on your door at any time.

Lovely.

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet!

TALON said...

Oh, what a friend of a friend this person is. Offering anything and everything...and making me hope it's reciprocated and appreciated.

faye said...

WOW ...
really really nice......
and I was thinking maybe you were
going in the Tina Turner direction
on Proud Mary... ya know ..
starting out nice and ending rough....

Kay said...

we are all counting on it ;)

Cloudia said...

This is the invite you perpetually send out to those of us lucky to hear, to wonder, to "friend" you,
Shay





Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you are a pretty amazing friend...much like your friend shay...

Lydia said...

Well now, isn't this just the most perfect friend poem of all the ages? Yes. It is.

Mama Zen said...

God, this is gorgeous.

Mary said...

Wow, this is a super poem! Wonderful writing!

signed...bkm said...

Wow! - I adore this want a tribute to a relationship...."and this is your cup of sugar"....a classic...bkm

Diane T said...

Three WOW's in a row, Fireblossom! I love your conversational style!

Jingle said...

very smart poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is one of my favorites of yours. It is WONDERFUL, and your friend is lucky to have you. I hope she was as blown away by your poem as we are. The tone, the words, the edge - all of it - fabulous. I can see YOU in it, as well as your friend. SO well done!

moondustwriter said...

Every one needs a friend like that Shay

Have I got a tag for you if you feel like being trivialized to death
go here
to learn trivia about yours truly and if you want to get on the band wagon you are invited (no pressure my friend)

Moon smiles

Eric Alder said...

Aww, this is so nice! Inspired by someone equally as nice, no doubt.

And equally lucky to also have such a nice, thoughtful friend.

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Very endearing Fireblossom, what got to me was "Yes, you with the strong mother-vibe, like chocolate batter off a spoon" great association, you use of words to describe her are awesome!

Mojo said...

(singing) Alice it's my turn today...

you should set this to music.

Carrie Burtt said...

Shay....this poem is truly amazing...i can completely relate to this poem...in so many ways...having lost my mom as a child...many women through out my life have filled that void...women are such nurturers...it is an amazing thing...and i feel that in this beautiful poem! :-)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh to have you as this friend is the heaven on earth we create and the other part of this is I want to be this friend to others....
thank you!
Love you