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Old Friend

Hello there again, my old friend
I didn't invite you, nor I ever do
How long will you stay?
Or will you ever go away?
Have you been here all along?
I thought you were gone, will you prove me wrong?
As long as you're here, don't come in too near
Keep a safe distance, don't consume
Find your own place at the edge of the room

At least when I'm all alone, I know I can find you at my home
Always by my side, willing to be my guide
Like an unsound ghost,
Providing me with company when I need it most
But I wish you would let me be, and give back my eyes to see
I'm falling when with you, how do I know what's true?
Perhaps I gave you an invitation, and it wasn't just your manipulation
But never would I ask for such an intrusion,
That brings nothing more than empty seclusion
No matter how far I push you away, I fear with me you will always stay
Whenever I think it's going to end,
There you are again, my old friend

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Structured: Western
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this is an interesting poem. I take it the guest's visit is uncalled for and unwanted? Nice to meet you!

always, Cat

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for the comment :) This poem actually isn't about any person; it's about depression. I decided to express it as though its an unwanted person who randomly shows up uninvited.


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on a second read through, I see what you mean! Good work.

always, Cat (& eddy)


I also love Edgar Allan Poe! I write dark poetry under the name of eddy styx.

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