Writing

October Poetry Challenge: Day Sixteen

Will You Be My Friend?

We didn’t talk much in high school
Back when you were the tough skater girl
And I was the introverted book worm

But I still remember one time you made me laugh
In health class
The teacher asked what we would do
If a boy pressured us for sex
And you said offer him a sock

I was so grossed out
And so impressed
And in awe of your “I don’t care if he likes me” attitude
And I wanted to be like that

We’re older now
And it’s so strange to move home
Whispers of my teenage self at every turn

I’ve left a string of best friends in different states
Consequences of my gypsy heart
To forever be texting and calling and writing letters
And missing hugs and long walks

You have a baby
I might not be able to
You’re still tough (or so you appear)
And I’m still a reader
I’m not sure if we have much in common
But I bet you’d still make me laugh

So I ask
With the awkwardness of a child
Trapped in a grown woman’s body
Standing on a playground of bills and dishes
“Will you be my friend?”

I’d love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace!
Remember, Keep Showing Up!

See you tomorrow for Day Seventeen!

6 thoughts on “October Poetry Challenge: Day Sixteen”

  1. Wow, this poem tugged at my heart. So open and real. I too have left best friends all over and also write/call/email / text πŸ™‚ Can totally understand how this feels when you move home or to a new place.

    Really loved these lines:
    And it’s so strange to move home
    Whispers of my teenage self at every turn”

    You totally capture that feeling one has when they return home after being away for so long and perhaps changing a bit ❀

    Love it! Also, yes for friendship and being brave πŸ™‚

    Like

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m really pleased with how it turned out especially since it was a lot of big feelings! I’m so glad you’re my long distance friend!!! xoxo

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