Pen Friends

“I don’t if this is true for writers in general. But I always feel I have more friends in my stories than in the world. I don’t have a friend I can visit for tea or go shopping with. Those I have are all across the pond in faraway places. Friends connected by a pen. Friends who’d vanish in a heartbeat if I dropped my pen and never picked it up again.”
Do you feel this way?

I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompts:
FOWC with Fandango  — Clique
Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge — Hysterics – Fare – Peg
Your Daily Word — Fad

Pen Friends

I don’t belong in a clique
My friends live across the creek
No one close likes this geek
Perhaps, I’m being meek

My friends are really a fad
We’re connected by a writing pad
No writing, no pals, just sad
I need just one genuine comrade

A square peg in a round hole
Prone to hysterics and lost control
At the oddities fare, I’d be the troll
I wish I knew my true role

I always try to be a real friend
I’m there to whatever end
Through whatever saga is penned
Please stay, on me you can depend

Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry CornerPoetry Nook, and the Short Story Collection

Have a great day!

16 thoughts on “Pen Friends

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  1. Mason, things have really become strung out in the past couple of years. We need to take our friends where we find them, and be grateful for them – even if they are on the other side of the creek! I loved the post!

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    1. Hi, Lou.

      I agree. I feel blessed to have as many friends in the writing community as I do. In truth they’re the reason I still write. If I stopped I’d vanish from social media and lose them all and I couldn’t bare that.

      Thanks for reading, my friend.


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