NaPoWriMo 3

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Friend

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful
are the kisses of an enemy.” – Proverbs 27:6

It’s said the deepest hurts in life come from
the ones we love; I’ve found this to be true.
Sometimes it’s not so much what we may do
or say as what we choose to leave undone
which has the biggest impact on the heart.
Despite my best defense, rejection beats
me up and, aided by my own conceits,
the two collude to tear my peace apart.
And so I come, not asking for a kiss
but for a faithful wound; please tell me why
you’ve chosen to ignore me, what have I
done to deserve your treating me like this?
The choice is yours, but I will in the end
still look you in the eyes and call you friend.

~Patti McCarty

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