On the emptiness of much that goes under the title of “friendship”

When friendship is devalued

by hollow-sounding words

When it seems so very meaningless

and true heart isn’t heard

When relationships mean nothing more

than ships passing at night

When we take others for granted

In God’s name is this right ?

When performance stops us loving

and rivalry ensues

When consumed with ‘I must win’

And we’re so afraid to lose

When we fail to keep our promises

and loyalty is breached

When we argue, lashing out around

And impasse then is reached


Let us mourn…