I had Company & She’s a Bitch

I had company all weekend. Frankly, I wanted to be alone but this friend would not leave. Between me and you she’s somewhat of a bitch.

Don’t get me wrong, we know each other well, we’ve been friends as long as I can remember, but she’s annoying. She comes at the most inopportune times and overstays her welcome. I ask her to leave but she refuses until she’s ready. If I distract myself she follows me, staying close to my side. She sometimes talks excessively and other times won’t say anything. Awkward.

I don’t like her, but admittedly, she’s the type of friend that will teach me something about life if I will pay attention. Maybe you know her? My friend’s name is Sadness.

She is familiar, but familiar is not always best. 
And when close, she has me asking, is this some kind of test...?

She wants to teach a lesson, in the end to make me strong. 
Damned if I do, damned if I don't when Sadness comes along.

Happiness! No pain! Shouts the culture. Cling to these, or pop some pills. 
Don’t we all realize life is made up of some valleys and some hills.

If I want to walk the ancient path, where I am strong; I am not weak. 
Then I accept Sadness, will sometimes, be the company that I keep.

I know I am not owed anything and this life is fleeting breath
here today, gone tomorrow, a wilted flower, a higher step.

So let's not think it strange the wars we fight on the outside and within. 
I have come to realize, after all, 
Sadness is a friend.

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2 Comments on “I had Company & She’s a Bitch

  1. I’ve read your posts and am floored by the grace and strength you have. What you are enduring — the emotional violence of parental alienation and being separated from your children by a vengeful spouse — is unthinkable. I’m so sorry.

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