for the thousandth time

Friendship by rebela-wanted

for the thousandth time

for the thousandth time
you burst in without knocking
(it’s permanently open to you.)
I sniff the spirit
that signals your presence
(an experience one never forgets.)

who else could mitigate?
conterminous affairs, alleviated;
exposed to your core, renovated.
stronger, we camouflage indifferences,
and prevent piercing yelps
from penetrating some phony smile.

long conversations,
sometimes called debates
(yelling like fireworks.)
from outside, a facade —
they might call it abuse
(it’s a form of obedient respect.)

together we start a candy bar.
sobriety, in our minds.
no need for questions
to answers well known.
dispensing honor. beaming pride —
behind childish laughter.


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

Mining the Memory–dVerse Poets Meeting the Bar

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Photo credit:  deviant art

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 7, 2013, in ABC wednesday, D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry, Poets United, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. there is much between the lines in this one….the spirits…the restraint in the second line behind smiles…obedient respect or abuse…the last stanza feels a relief to me as well…

  2. WoW…your power with choosing just the right word…WoW.
    Thank you.

  3. i think starting a candy bar was the perfect thing to do..smiles

  4. offences much easier taken with a friend beside you… secrets to share..even of family; _(

  5. Very nice. I am a sucker for alliteration, so I really like the minibits of it in the second stanza. I also have to agree with Claudia, the eating the candy bar was the exactly right thing.

  6. Thank God for the candy bar 🙂 Nice write!

  7. Sometimes those differences and fiery debates can be silenced by starting a candy bar ~

  8. Nothing like chocolate as a peace offering.

  9. Ah, if only all disagreements could be settled by sharing food, what a peaceful world this would be.

  10. Ooh, I like “yelling like fireworks” and your closing line is powerful

  11. I like this! You have the perfect voice for it.

  12. LOVE! LOVE! Love. (Did I mention I love this?)

  13. This is really good writing!

  14. This made me want to know more, yet the images you chose convey emotional content so effectively. I like the subtly of this poem.

  15. even when we are small the dynamics of power and contention can be bewildering. i would like to buy some bananas and redskins from your lolly shop.

  16. Wow! So cool! Shades of Grey a la Zongrik. K.

  17. Looks like an interesting relationship.

  18. Agree with Brian in that there is much to read between the lines.

    Was sharing the candy bar for the thousandth time too?

    Anna :o]

  19. The candy bar balance this poem excellently

  20. fighting fair is far too infrequent
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  21. Very nice…full of feeling!

  22. Beautifully written. Makes me think of some of my own personal relationships.

  23. You beautifully together essence of friendship.

  24. Makes one want to know the story behind the poem…powerful.

  25. Nice post thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for being in the event as well. Have a nice day,

  26. Full of emotions!

    Fitness… Fashion… Family

    Playing catch up again with F entries..
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  27. Wow such a good write&picture to match. “I sniff the spirit that signals your presence”(an experience one never forgets.)I can feel so feel that.

  28. You’ve made the power of memory really shine here !! I’m still working on reading this for the thousandth time !

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