Poetry, Day Three: Friend
Whether it’s about a time they saved your life or a moment when they disappointed you, write today’s poem about a friend: a person, an animal, or even a fictional character that’s close to your heart. You could also address a group of people, or an object that represents friendship for you.
The boat we sank was old
trusty, rusty and worn
We took her out, we cut her deep
and we let her sink alone
One of us could have turned back
and stayed with her until her end
One of us could have watched her drown
but we closed our eyes instead
When the mist crawls from the Sea
and visits us in our sleep
We tell ourselves it was all dream
dawn will set us free
But the Sea was real
and she did drown
and we all watched her die
We stood safe, we closed our eyes
and denied our heartless deed.
This is our punishment, our endless nightmare now:
Our eyes will never open
We will never leave that shore
We will always exist in that moment
when we let our friend sink alone.