Sunday, November 11, 2007

Writers Island - Friendship

I used to have a ginger cat
First friend I ever made.
Got squashed outside my house one night,
I scraped him up with a spade.

I had a friend at junior school
I called him Sunny Jim.
One day he took off with my girlfriend
That’s the last I saw of him.

When I got my first job
I made a friend of my boss
We fell out when he sacked me
That made me awfully cross.

When I left home to work away
I shared my flat with mates
But they were always in the way
And ruined all my dates.

So when I got my own place
I had a friend called Jane,
She let me down - I threw her out
I went to live in Spain.

I made a friend in Barcelona
A Spanish senorita
At least that’s what I thought she was
‘til I found her name was Rita.

Let’s find a friend I said one day,
a friend I can rely on.
A friend that I can take to bed
A friend that I can lye on!

I got a local paper
Wrote a ‘lonely heart’,
I waited for the telephone
New friend, new life, new start.

I got a date, hooray I said
I’ll keep her if I can
But once again my plan went wrong
Turned out to be a man.

All my life it’s been the same
Friends have let me down.
Girlfriends, wives and drinking pals
White ones, black ones, brown.

But now I have a real friend
Someone who knows my mind
Someone who thinks like I do
Someone who’s really kind.

A friend who’s always by my side
A friend who’ll never flee
A friend who knows just what I want
My new best friend is me.
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My story continues! The Stranger - part 4
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33 comments:

  1. Keith did you write this. It is super excellent hilarious.....and seriously sad of course. Gold star for this and eh......I am not a bad friend?

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  2. Blimey Keith. When you said, "A friend who'll never flee", I thought ginger had returned from outside your house, like the banditin Kate's story!
    Good 'un, mate.

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  3. I guess the only true friend that any of us have is ourselves cause if you can't be true to yourself than who can you be true to. Very nice and I love the humor in this piece. xxoo

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  4. hilarious... and the last two stanzas hit the nail on the right spot... :)

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  5. This poem is incredible! Lots of humor with a touch of sarcasm lol
    And you there is a lot of truth in this poem.

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  6. Oh this was so funny, I was cracking up so bad, my work mates were staring.. Thank you. BTW, I tagged you at my site, hope you wont mind, you dont have to play, no pressure, but thought it would be fun. Thanks.

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  7. Keith
    We seem to have totally opposite themes on this topic :)
    was really fun to read,,,

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  8. mine too.. and i might add a wonderful refreshing change......

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  9. Keith,
    Neat!
    Keith's take upon the friendship gig
    has given all a laugh.
    With cynics words he makes me dig
    To match his wit by half.

    rel

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  10. this was so wonderful...left me with a nice feeling after reading it. And you are right....being friends with oneself makes the journey easier....

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  11. Phew!, that was fun - don't you ever wonder what happened to Sunny Jim though?

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  12. Marja- I did! Very childish attempt at a poem but I had great fun writing it!

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  13. Dickiebo

    The ginger cat was full of fleas
    His name was Itchy Pete
    He's scratch and scratch and scratch and scratch,
    And cough and fart and sneeze.

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  14. Jadey TA and Gimme - I am the one true friend I have!

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  15. UL - glad you enjoyed it 0 - I'm allready working on the tag

    Paisley and Rambler. I felt that this subject would produce some very serious stuff so I had deliberate attempt at lightening the topic.

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  16. Ice and Aka Danny Wise

    Friendship's all about a laugh
    and if it helps, a tear.
    Cynicism has it's place
    as well as fun and cheer.



    Sunny Jim grew old and fat
    My girlfriend upped and went.
    He settled down and bought a cat
    And lives in sunny Kent

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  17. Prats. If you are not friends with yoursef how can you appreciate the offer of friendship from others

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  18. This is a 'first you laugh, then you cry' post. My eyes widened and my heart closed a couple of times but a smile kept my mouth company. I love this!!!!

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  19. I enjoyed this too......some real truths within!

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  22. I enjoyed this too......some real truths within!

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  23. A perfectly friendly poem. :)

    Love it.

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  24. love the nsiteful humor...the best of both sides...

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  25. This is fantastic. It's one of those poems everyone can relate too.
    I loved the humour.

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  26. It was funny, it was sad, it was true, I'm so glad!

    Sorry I couldn't resist that twisty little comment. Well, I could have, but I didn't.

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  27. Keith... you are something... you've used all the words though! Made me laugh with a bit of sadness underneath, here's to cats and fleas and humor to wash it all down with...

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  28. Funny and touching too! I loved it Keith.

    take care

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  29. I love the poem. I struggle to write long poems so I try to keep them short. Nice work.

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  30. One great ditty. Great rhyming. The underlying sadness gets across. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks!

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  31. bittersweet, but so funny
    and so good to be able to
    laugh at oneself too

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  32. I laughed out loud on this one. Thank you. Great blog.

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