Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fair Weather Friends (A Simple Sonnet)

Fair Weather Friends (A Simple Sonnet)


In a perfect world, no place for discord;
A fair weather friend changes with the wind.
Take what they will, give what they can afford;
Leaves me feeling like a means to an end.


Truth be told, they do have a place with me;
See focus I choose, in my preferred lens,
Rolling the credits, no need for marquee.
Grant me multitudes of fair weather friends.


Truth be told, you did not take me to raise.
No call for me to apply pressure here;
Caught at a bad time, going through a phase,
Perhaps my intentions were not made clear.


A host of fair weather friends, bring them on;
Remind me what I said, when they are gone.


Michael Todd   (2011)

37 comments:

  1. This is my first blog post here. Previously, I posted on my Myspace site, DJ Myke and The Boombox.

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  2. Wow...wrote a whole bunch and lost it. =p long story short (since now I'm too tired to see straight.) Love love love your writing! Please keep writing and sharing and being the amazing true person you are!

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    1. Thank you. You are far to kind.

      And... Nice FRISTING !!!

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  3. I should be sleeping. =D I'm not responsible for the words that come out of my head. Instead of drifting off into a neverland of dreams I'm exploring this place to be sure I can follow you now. ;D

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    1. I understand fully. My greatest fear is, tomorrow, I will not remember how to find my way back.

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  4. Great sonnet! A bit of sadness in it soul :)

    Blue fool

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    1. Thanks, Blue fool... I never could get a handle on whether sonnets were intended to be happy and playful, or sad and forlorn, so I just try to split it evenly, down the middle.

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  5. Hello Myke. Good to see you here and read your words. I shall figure out how to follow you now.

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    1. Yes... We must get together, Divinia.

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    1. Thanks! Now, to figure how how this place works with your home...

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  7. Lookie what you done did. Nice one, Sir Myke! Now to figure out how to subscribe RSS and sign properly I guess this will have to do in the meantime: *tips hat* -slj :)

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    1. Cool deal, Stephen... We have to get you into this mix, and the sooner the better.

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  8. Nice little piece. I think you'll like it here.

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    1. I already like it here, Christopher. A lot.

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  9. Ah yes, the words of a master writer shared..

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  10. Such wise words and so eloquently expressed!

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  11. Wow, look at you jumping into a new venue and scoring a fine hit. With your charisma, knack for words and followers, I'd wager you'll be in this game for a couple thousand blogs. I think Wally Pipp has left the building.
    (((Hugs, dollface))))

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    1. Okay, Miss Anonymous. I am here, waiting, patiently.

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  12. You found it, and start out strong with a sonnet! -David II

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    1. I did. Now, if I can just get adept at navigating around this place, things could work out.

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  13. Thanks for letting me know how to find you! Good write....and it's true, even fair-weather friends have their place in our lives. I have a BlogSpot account, but only one poem there. I've written more in WordPress:
    http://soberflight.wordpress.com/
    but still meager offerings compared to how many I lost on Myspazz. Barbara K. is writing on Friendburst:
    http://www.friendburst.com/Barbara_K/
    And Rose Amongst Thorns is also at Wordpress:
    http://swirlsofmymind.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks, Barbi-Kay... You get around.

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  14. Found you! *grin* will try to visit more ... love and miss you! Oh and a great write! :0)

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    1. We have to get connected on the Google Line.

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  15. HAHA, I'm a loon - it's me Shauna *wink*

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    1. Shauna... Somehow, I knew it was you.
      You have a presence... an aura, if you will.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ben. I will figure out how to connect with you at your place, shortly. You are sort of essential, you know.

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