When Friendship Fails

by Don Blanding

Don Blanding

When friendship fails and removes a mask
Revealing selfish lust that makes loyalty a task;
When passions flames are buried to smoky ash
And joys a memory and laughter’s trash;

When all that’s clean and fine and best in you
Is slimed by one you love...... when all you do
Is not enough by half
And life is a jest,
A sorry one at that, when you detest
The memory of all the tender things you gave in love
And wish by God you where dead,
Ah....then...so the poets say
Blue skies are healing
Some find the babble of a brook appealing,
Some walk the night in starry contemplation,
But for me right now
Such things are darned poor consolation.

Last updated November 17, 2022