I’m sure you know the feeling

I’m sure you know the score

Hit with ME, you soon get to see

How things are not as before


I hoped my friends would stay with me

I seriously thought they would

I thought that they’d care

And would always be there

Through the bad as well as the good


I asked them all to keep in touch

As ME took its hold

Didn’t think it was asking much

But friendships soon went cold


They said “Just give me a call”

“We’re always here for you”

But my hope reaching out

Was they’d give me a shout

But those words just didn’t get through


Like leaves on a chilly autumn day

A wind blew a little and they fell away

Seems they’re fair weather after all

I’m sure real friends wouldn’t fall


As yet, not one has been in touch

It’s not too great to find

That even with those

I thought were close

It’s out of sight, so out of mind


Words they do come easy

Actions it seems less so

Promises broken,

No one has spoken

And that has been a blow


I take a call to stop the ringing

The noise, it pains, ears are stinging

Really hope that it’s worth taking

But once again I’m mistaken


Hopes built up a pal would call

Setting myself up for another fall

Another salesman selling his tat

To him I’m just another stat


I won’t come begging

Don’t have the strength

Even if I did

I wouldn’t go to that length

Still time to re-think your position

My friendship is a limited edition


I may have lost friends

But none of my pride

You’ll be missing out

On one hell of a ride


My journey’s not over

It’s just gonna start

And you’ve missed the chance

Of playing a part


I won’t be backing away from life

No dodging of challenges here

ME I’ll face, put back in it’s place

Without you my ‘friends’, nor fear.


So as we go our separate ways

I’m looking forward to better days

No time lost in looking back

I’m gonna get my life on track


But iIf one day you get in touch

Or find you are in need

I’ll welcome you with open arms

Your cry, you know I’ll heed

For your one wrong I won’t lose sight

Of all the things you did so right


This world does not keep us long

So while we’re here, let’s be strong

Let’s be here for one another

Bear no grudge, with friend nor brother

Be the best that we can be

Me for you, and you for me.



By Bill Clayton

© October 2018

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