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VxPoem ID: 22232


Posted: June 7th. 2006 5:12:07 AM

Views: 1939

Just a Request

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult

I have one particular friend
And tonight I saw her out
She told me there is no one who loves her
That her life is nowhere about.

And I said, I could possibly help
But I can't do it all alone,
That she must play some part
But this knowledge is already her own.

She said "everyone" already loves her
And will always, until the end;
But she's damn f*cking sick and tired
Of being everyone's "just a friend"

She says she is way too fat
She belives she is ugly too
She belives that her life is over
And that no one will ever be true

And the sadness crept then upon me
To learn she no longer has a goal
She believes she is nothing at all
That with no love, she isn't whole!

I have told her that I am here
That I always was, and so are others
She appreciates all of our friendships
But wants more than sisters and brothers

So I ask to all who can read
This poem written of mine
Though she MUST deal with her OWN things
I can't guarantee all will be fine

Would you please, if only a thought
And if only my humble behest
Work with me on this one little issue
That all will turn out for the best

For I know life has its balance
And I know life is as it will be
But my friend asked tonight for my help
No results as of yet she can see

I never shall interfere
In one's life as mere menial tasks
But I would so much like to help
When a friend of mine finally asks

It is never for me to decide
What one person shall deem as fate
But perhaps with a little help
Things could change as of recent late

And all of us who ever knew her
We love her for all she has been
But when will love ever find her?
And when will her gentle soul win?

Oh no she is not all that perfect
And there's much she will never tell
But what greater task for a magician
Is there to help someone become well?

For a man who only knows iron
His greatest magic is steel*
But second only there is to love
The greatest magic is to heal

For me there is no single answer
Not one that I can ever give
For her happiness to ever find her
For her life is not mine to live

So you witches, druids and magicians
I request this single task
That you help her learn all her lessons
That she'll have the one thing she may ask

And if you can trust my judgement
What you give shall be received too
With permission I cast one spell
But this time, I need help from you

Emotion was powerful tonight
We laughed, and surely we cried
"I Have Nothing", the song of aloneness
Battled all I have ever tried

So if you please, light a candle
To assist me in this one request:
May the best happen, harming NO ONE!
...she's my friend... if you haven't guessed. :-)

Author's Notes: Poetry is one means I have always used to express myself. Normally, I write about my own life and experiences. This particular poem is a request for help from someone else to me, and from me to you. I told her I would do all that I could, but that I cannot do it all. Friendship alone cannot replace a deep love that we all yearn for. My friend, for some reason, decided to tell me all about her personal life this evening. She said she hasn't had a real date in ten years. I told her that I would willingly go out on a date with her... she was genuinely appreciative, but that even though I am an honorary pseudo lesbian, as she has dubbed me out of kindness, it just wouldn't be the same, being that I am a man and all. :-) Yes, she is a lesbian. And I'm honored to be a pseudo lesbian according to her. So yeah, I'll do my part, and she will do hers. We've had the discussion, but really, one or several discussions won't do so much, although it always helps to talk about things. Besides having known her for nearly two years, and being the friend I can be, there are just some things I can't do. Not even with my own Magick, which is primarily powerful for my own life and not anyone else's. But I did say that I would do something, and part of that is asking others for help. None of my successes have ever been achieved solely by myself. But then again, I know I am not alone.

* From the phrase noted above, this particular phrase is actually from a fictional character on the role playing game Diablo. The fictional character's name is Adria the Witch. And I have incorporated the phrase into this poem because it goes along with my addendum, that the Magick of healing is among the most advanced to achieve. It sure ain't easy, especially when most people need to heal themselves before they can be of any help to others. Perhaps that's why it is so important to always work together?

ADDENDUM August 9, 2006: The request has been fulfilled. I have written a followup poem, "Just A Request (fulfilled, Thanks to all of you!) " to explain that it worked and also to bring closure to this request. Thanks for all of your help. :-)

Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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