EXERCISE Poetry Challenge #6 -- Letter to a Friend

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  1. #6: Letter to a Friend



    This week's challenge involves writing a poem in the format of a letter. It can be to a relative, a member of Iwaku, even your pet. You're welcome to write to as many friends as you wish. I encourage you to make it look pretty, too! Utilize the forum's BBcodes, put in pictures, anything!

    Be certain that they're friends you are writing to, though. There will soon be a challenge where you write letters to your enemy/enemies! So save those people for later. Heehee~
     
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    Dear my friend
    The one I miss
    However far apart.
    I thought to write
    No end in sight
    I don't know how to start.

    Maybe I should tell you of

    This life I waste each day
    Or maybe we can talk about
    the one you painted gray.

    Sometimes I wish that i was there

    And you were stuck with me
    However far apart we are,
    together we would be

    Endlessness is certain

    But I feel o.k.
    Await the final curtain
    That day you went away.

    So what's new with you?

    Not too much here
    It'd be good to here you speak
    Another day, no other way
    I'll see you in a week.

    I really hope you get this

    Although the post is slow
    Iron bars are gripped with
    Fists as white as snow


    Outside that cross lined window
    It's gray, but better than
    Living life in lock-up
    I'll see you when I can.

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  3. Dear Chocolate,
    It's me, Sugar,
    I miss you a lot,
    I miss how we were
    friends since we first talked
    I miss you, man,
    I'm sorry we fought,
    I'm sorry I brought
    all that trouble

    You warned me about Paul,
    But I thought I knew it all,
    So when you were busy packing,
    I was just sitting there, laughing,
    I wish I could go back to the start,
    when you had taken care of my heart,
    When you had Brown Sugar too,
    I wish I would have knew,
    that the games we played
    wouldn't start again the next day

    Dedrick, I miss you,
    I heard some things, too,
    What's your issue?
    when we were kids,
    everything was great
    then shit fell off the plate

    I'm sorry I ditched you
    I'm sorry I dissed you
    I was stupid, man
    it wasn't the plan
    I just wanted friends
    but he wouldn't let it end

    Have you heard from her?
    How is Cinnamon?
    She's apparently missing, gone,
    And I still feel like like shit,
    I just let it slip

    I wanna go back to the way it was
    pretend we were racist just because
    it was funny to us, that's all it was
    You were black,
    but never turned your back,
    I was white,
    I lost what was in plain sight,
    She was latino,
    but where the hell did she go?

    Dedrick, answer back,
    like in fifth grade,
    I know that you can't,
    You got it made

    I hear the stories,
    I hear the shit,
    How the hell did you get involved in this?

    Write me back, Chocolate,
    I miss you a lot,
    I'm sorry we fought,
    but I never forgot
     
  4. Letter To A Friend

    Dearest friend, how have you been?
    I found an old picture of you today.
    I write you now on a nostalgic whim,
    I feel there's something I must say.

    To me you are more than a friend,
    You are the sister I never had.
    I'll be by your side until the end,
    To have you I am glad.

    No one in the world could ever replace you,
    You will always hold a special place in my heart.
    To our friendship I will always stay true,
    No distance can keep us apart.

    I will forever cherish the times we've shared,
    Every minute of every day.
    It is for you that I have always cared,
    And that is how it will stay.

    I look with glassy eyes at your photo,
    Wiping away a tear with a smile.
    You are my dearest friend, I hope you know,

    And being your friend will always be worthwhile.
     
    #4 AkikoYukito, Aug 16, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  5. A Friend From Kindergarten

    Dear Friend,
    How have you been?
    I've missed you,
    It's been fifteen years,
    I found a photo of good times,

    Remember all the trouble we caused,
    Remember the teachers,
    Mrs Fox,
    Mrs Galigar,

    The team at recess,
    Snack time,
    Lunch,
    Art,

    I miss you,
    How's Texas?
    Here is the same.

    I will not forget our promise,
    Not of that day,
    I hope you remember,

    I wonder when we may meet again,
    Maybe your here on Iwaku,
    Maybe well speak in collage,
    Maybe sooner,

    I miss you old friend,
    I hope life is treating you well,
    Write soon old friend,
    Farewell for now,
    Will meet again,
    One day.
     
    #5 Raven, Aug 18, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
  6. A LETTER TO MY TWIN

    Where did you go
    Don't ya know
    Miss you so

    I know you went down
    I know it was a frown
    You didn't drown

    You made me cry
    Why'd you die
    Just tell me why

    Now my kids will never see
    How great you'd be
    As an adult like Lee

    Just come back, Laurie
    Not asking much, see
    This can't be

    I miss you, Laurie...
     
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