The Friend I Never Knew

December 27, 2008
By Joseph DeMono SILVER, Port Jervis, New York
Joseph DeMono SILVER, Port Jervis, New York
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Jesus sent me a friend,
We shared together great times in Heaven before our departure.
Created like me, the Creator told me we would encounter one another on Earth.
Relieved, I took my womb.

I was late for work that day,
Oblivious to what could have been.
I stared at my wife’s picture in the car.
I loved her more than anyone.

I took off,
Someone ran red, and I found myself turning, turning.
I caught sight of his face,
And I flicked my middle finger at him.

If only I had known who he truly was,
If only I had known his character,
If only I had known his love,
If only I had known he was my best friend.

The author's comments:
Hello! I am Joseph DeMono and I am an apiring poet. I came to write this piece after pondering the scenerio of its truly happening in this world. What if the only encounter we had with the one we most loved in this life turned out being one we despised and hated- never truly knowing their true character or the quality of their heart. I hope this piece inspires many, as it has become one of my favorite works.

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