Thursday, October 27, 2005

Poem: Friends

Michael Salsbury

This is a poem I wrote over 20 years ago in high school, about two
good friends who seemed to be constantly competing with one
another.  Though I intended no offense by it, I don't think they
liked it much...


The two men faced the challenge
With wills as hard
as steel;
Powered by the need to win
Their own two fates they

Competition had for years
Been only in their
But when it spread throughout their lives,
They treated
it the same.

Each vowed to crush the other one,
himself on top.
If they could see through others' eyes
senseless bout would stop.

They looked instead through
blinded eyes,
Their hearts controlled their heads.
So when the
smoke rose from the field
Two old grey men were dead.

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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