A Measure of Freindship

For NaPoWriMo: Day 8 Break Time

Butterflies and Rainbow

Butterflies and Rainbow

A Measure of Friendship

Your six foot long
then longer
strolling slowly beside
my just a smidgeon
over five,
weighing a bit more
than half my

People, unaware
of your injuries,
assume you step
in deference
to my more than twice
your knowing.

Ignorant to your stalker’s
fear of alone plus another,
they are confused
by our laugh,
then laughter,
when you calmly say,

She’s my bodyguard.

Elizabeth Crawford (1989-90?) 4/8/16

Notes: True story. She was more than twenty years younger than myself. Wore old blue jeans, flannel shirts, a colorful fishing hat, and an old army jacket, and was most often
thought to be a young teenage boy. I was called Betty until I took back my baptismal name a few years before meeting her. We shared a deep love of music, and both really liked the
song that inspired this poem.

The challenge for today was to post an old poem, revised or not. Break-time from the poem a day madness of NaPo. The image is a coloring page I did when I first started playing with colors several years ago. It was time to relax.


About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to A Measure of Freindship

  1. An image of two friends strolling and conspiring comes to mind. The humor at the end is nice. Thanks for sharing your friend with us, Elizabeth.


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the droll closing line, and can just hear the cackling that followed it. Yes, a welcome slowing of the pace. I was getting a bit wingy….(oh, really?” a friend might ask. “How can you tell?” LOL.


  3. Tom Merriman says:

    I like this, Elizabeth… a nice twist at the end there.


  4. Pamela says:

    A true friendship indeed, Elizabeth. Love that you shared this with us.

    Pamela ox


  5. P13C35 says:

    I’ve heard of the university and rumors that you didn’t cross the campus with wide corridors to avoid that person.

    Lol, good to see you here, and no I didn’t avoid her, just stood still and kept saying “Hi….” until she got pissed off and asked me how I knew her name. I love this video because of the reality of the stature between the two men. Will admit that Paul Simon would have to put on a bit more weight, but the height difference in damned close, wouldn’t you say?”



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