Poems about friend - (for Jem) A Grounding Rock And Friend

(for Jem) A Grounding Rock And Friend - Poem by Emancipation Planz

Today,
We squashed guavas with pine nuts
You rode Cappuccino
then we nuzzled and groomed
we choreographed a dance
drank coffee and discussed that
I was scared of rats as we watched
goats fly. I ate pigs head, was married
twice (once to a boy, then to a girl)
had 5 boyfriends and was pregnant.
Only once did we burp, fart and laugh
and as is compulsory - the police were called.
We visited a baby and an old man,
hung washing, clapped hands.

Today, I did not
visit you in a neuro, ortho or heart ward
Hold you in the passing of a fit
Clean any puke or attend any sh*t.

Today, I grew again in fertile ground
with Jem, my special blonde hair,
blue eyed,23 year old, faith filled
Rock solid friend…
and remembered
18 years of knowing
You;
Holding my breathe in wonder –
knowing that counting to 10
really means counting to 1028
and that patience and tolerance
are only learnt if practiced

Today,
I laughed more than I cried.