Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Friend--By Terry O'Leary--France

My Friend

You shelter me in winter storms – indeed, you are my friend...

You never try to change my ways, instead you inter-blend -
I’m free with you and you with me, and neither will offend.

In spite of timid nervousness, my warps and weaves unbend;
when I’m in need, you’re everywhere, your care does not depend
on how I dress or comb my hair - I’m not a passing trend.

We needn’t wear our masks of clay or otherwise pretend,
and when I sometimes act the fool you never condescend,
but try instead to steep my views in eyes that comprehend.

Sometimes I dwell within the depths, you smile and I ascend
to levels of tranquility which others can’t transcend.

You never ask, demand or take, you give and understand,
and when I’m lost, a frantic child, you lead me by the hand
through castle gates in mirrored walls throughout your fairyland
where fears and worries linger less than tracks in shifting sand.

With you my words are ever free, they trickle out unplanned,
and funny feelings I possess become your contraband.

Your laughter flows upon my woes like waves on troubled strand
which leave behind within their wake a calm and peaceful land.

We dare defy the green-eyed storm... for you and I are friends...

Terry O’Leary defines himself as "A physicist lacking gravity...".


  1. Your words are so endearing and gentle to ones heart. Your expression of a friend is right on. Thank you for writing this one...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  2. Flows beautifully with good use of sound blends and rhyme.

  3. Hey Terry nice to see you here my friend, I love the flow and message here, very lyrical and very good....David

  4. I love your depthful define of friend. True friends are all you write of. The moral obligation of "true friend" works both ways in that silent pact that bonds, blends, weaves and tightens......... beautiful description and write! Sheri

  5. I very much enjoyed your definition of a true friend and the flow of words with all your thoughtful rhyming sentence endings was quite masterful in my eyes. Thank you for a well written poem.

  6. Hi Terry. I want to thank you for this beautiful and touching poem. It's good to have great friends. Thank you for sharing this. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  7. Dear Terry,

    How did I miss this this? Especially when I'm so hungry for your poetry. What a description of true love you have penned. I love the "lost and frantic" verse. No pressure, but more more please.


  8. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Love this tender write

  9. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell, for the following comment--

    Indeed a lovely poem and such perfect rhyming.

  10. Dear Terry,

    A lovely poem on friendship and what it takes to be a friend. I really enjoy reading your work Terry keep up the great writing!

    Sandra Stefanowich