• Friends


    Poetry friends come in many flavors

    A few are tried and true

    Others defy the meaning of the term

    Leaving one without a clue


    They seek your friendship and then disappear

    Only to reappear anew

    When they post a new poem

    And seek your support

    For comments they must accrue


    But alas when your new poem is posted

    They are nowhere to be seen

     You must seek them out and request a comment

    A sometimes tiresome routine


    But who am I to wail and whine

    About actions of accepted Friends

    I guess I misinterpret the term

    Or maybe this is where the friendship ends


    ©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg  

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    wheelsal commented on Friends


    This is humorously tried and true. Tooooooooo many poems and poets, I can't keep up. I try to but 24/7 on the computer isn't my style. Still love this site and have made a few tried and true friends, as well, as good poets. I put you in this category. Sally



    I am glad you enjoyed the humor. Thanks for reading.

    Stardrift commented on Friends


    Very pronounced imagery here - I distinctly heard a howling beagle throughout this, lol! This cracks me up, Hamps!! I guess someone would write this poem sooner or later, lol! As some have already mentioned, part of it is poor site design, and, some people are busier than others - there's rarely offense meant. You're a superb poet, however, I've noticed that you don't seem to get yourself out there. You're a sleeping gem if you only let everyone come to you. Btw, you cannot manage a hundred friends, impossible! Also, a cyber friendship just isn't the same as a drinking buddy, as you probably know. Just my thoughts, for what they're worth and however accurate they are. A parafriendly write!!



    Thank you and your hearing is excellent.






    Hamps, your one-liners are killin' me!

    Charlie23 commented on Friends


    I needed a writing that could make me laugh! Thank you for this one.



    Glad you enjoyed it.

    connsk8 commented on Friends


    Hampton, If I am one of the guilty ones then I am truly sorry, I would rather have you as a friend than have you ever rate another of my poems because a contest is just a stupid contest but a friendship is so much more...thank you for this reminder and I'm very sorry if I've hurt your feelings...



    Your comments are appreciated.

    saveaheart commented on Friends


    I really like this poem. Once again, it's well written. It makes one think of the meaning of friendship, which is a very important issue that sometimes goes overlooked.



    Thanks. Unfortunately,I a still seeking the meaning of friendship as it relates to Friends on this site.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30