Sit Down My Friend

Tell me the thoughts that hide behind that, "half smile,

Beneath the ever so slight, light shadow of a frown,

It would help if you weren't in such a hurry and would tarry a while,

Quit the flurry and the worry and just sit down.


I'm concerned that you mask the truth with each task,

And that fear and doubt will leave you burned out,

I'm more than prepared for truths to be aired, all I ask,

Is we sit down and talk, not stand up and shout.


It's true it's not been easy getting through the years,

But we managed any damage that could have caused the end,

But the fact that the odds have ever been stacked is crystal clear,

So ease that frown, sit down, and let's talk my dearest friend.

◄ Fairytales

Elected Inchworm ►


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Jason Bayliss

Thu 7th Mar 2019 12:59

Well thank you all so much. I'm on nights right now and should be asleep, so can't think straight but I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Right, back to bed.

J. 😀

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lisa donohoe

Wed 6th Mar 2019 23:23

This is truly beautiful my dear friend, well written and the passion behind each word is felt so dearly..
It's an incredible act ,to be able to put so much emotion into such a loving poem. You did it so well, as a reader it spoke volumes and made me question why ! The younger generation give up so easily? You speak of the truest form of love. 💕

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Don Matthews

Wed 6th Mar 2019 22:20

I echo Keith's comments Jason. Thoughts we should always keep in mind.

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Heart of Lead

Wed 6th Mar 2019 22:20

In agreement with Keith. I whispered this aloud and found myself speeding up and slowing down at different moments. Urgency and calm all mixed up. Well done.

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keith jeffries

Wed 6th Mar 2019 19:52


this poem conjures up various scenarios in my mind. The urgent necessity for reasonable dialogue between two people but also the imperfection which exists in all personal relationships and the need to address matters calmly. Beautifully and sensitively written.

Thank you

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