Morgan Kelly

Two Girls

She was my favorite playmate
My closest friend
We got along great
Our fun couldn’t end.
I used to beat her up
But she continued to stay
Waiting patiently
When I’d drive her away –
Soon enough it became her goal
To teach me how to read
Many an afternoon was spent
Sounding out “lead” and “need” –
One time I threw a rock at her
And stepped upon her head
And although I bet it hurt a lot
She never told the Feds.
Our age difference created a gap
Until I joined her team
I remembered why I liked her
Why friends we had been –
Soon we became those girls
We had been when we were young
Playing, fighting, sharing, caring,
Singing the same song.
In all relationships
There comes a time
When trust is lost
And the line is crossed –
For us
There was a sudden break
A torn up promise
A careless mistake –
I was hurt
She was offended
No one would give
Till the other one bended.
Why did this happen?
No one knows –
Betrayal? Forgiveness?
It just goes to show –
Eventually a heart-to-heart
Would bring us back together
She was sorry – so was I
Enough of this frosty weather!
The bind between us girls
Can only stretch and bend
We’re rough, we’re tough, we’re short and lean
My sister, my friend.


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