Old Friends

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Old Friends

We are grappling with our friendship over difference of opinions.
My beliefs are liberal. He’s one of Donald’s minions.
He won’t put up with teasing. I can’t bear his iron will.
Of faux patriotic slogans, I fear I’ve had my fill.
How can it be that all those years I thought that he had heart,
he was harboring this meanness? When did it get its start?
This virus in our populace that masks as patriotism

spreads misinformation, creating such a schism
that no bridge can be long enough to bring us all together.
The strength of our convictions seems to hold us at short tether.
When will come the end of it, and if that end should come,

what will end this great discordance and restore the hum
of democratic harmony? Are voices so distorted
that we cannot reclaim the friends with whom we once consorted?
When I walk the streets where we once walked, my former friend and I,
he crosses to the other side if he sees me walk by.
When change comes, certain evils must come to an end,
but I don’t think it will mend the hearts of me and my old friend.

Word prompts for today are tease, iron, opinion, grapple and friendship.

4 thoughts on “Old Friends

  1. koolkosherkitchen

    I feel that true friendship should never fall victim to political differences. There is something deeper in true friendship that should be separate from politics or any other external concerns.

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  2. isaiah46ministries

    I actually have this problem. One of my dearest friends, whom I love so much. But, I cannot talk to her about politics. I am liberal and she is conservative, so we just don’tdiscuss politicians at all. I find it so weird that someone so intelligent and loving cannot see the craziness of this administration.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I don’t think that will ever happen but I do think this has pointed out the weaknesses of our rules of play. The rich are never going to change them. Only hope is to get a Democratic majority that will.

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