Old Friends Meet for the First Time

by Tony   Jun 19, 2017


*Collaboration with Ren*

Our paths have never crossed
Though we travel the same road
The burdens we each bear
Are part of the same load

Like magnets lost in time,
Pulling from end to end,
Two souls come together,
Recognizing their old friend.

A spark of recognition
A flicker from another time
The only description is "click"
A cog turns as two souls chime

Like a well-played melody,
Flowing together as one,
With notes of hopes and dreams-
A song that’s just begun.

With multi-chromatic chords
Painting music you can see
Subtitled with rhyming words
We dance to poetry

A song of familiar time,
Never missing rhythm or beat,
We step together in rhyme,
And this chemistry produces heat.

Long has vertical movement
Expressed horizontal desire
Our words together entwined
Are just added fuel to the fire

Our paths have never crossed,
So we relish in this dance,
Hoping if they do one day,
Two souls can have a chance

For these steps we've never walked
From some unknown age
Somehow brought us together...
Two poets on the same page

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  • 1 month ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    Personally I love this piece because I feel like it describes an aspect of living in an age with so much technology and how so many of us meet know and love these people around us, only we don't know the exact timber of their voices or the full color of their stories. And I know that I've dabbled in this idea myself or knowing someone without ever really "meeting" them, so I love seeing that it can successfully be penned and explained. But even more than that, and specifically to this piece, it was incredible that a piece so lengthy and lingering on the edge of boring in the format department was able to entice me so much. That really shows that Tony has found a great sense of voice and word choice, which are so very invaluable to poets - especially when the piece is a little long winded or maybe not the most creative in other aspects. Great write and I'm so happy to have come across this this week.

    • 1 month ago

      by Alec

      Personally, I love this piece because it is "obviously" a conversation between two talented poets each playing off of the other's last stanza, not creative in the least you guys. Tsk tsk tsk... but what do I know? And my short attention span made it really hard to keep up with this long winded piece... you should shorten it to 4 stanzas so we can keep up.

  • 1 month ago

    by DarkLight

    I click the feeling.
    Beautifully penned

    • 1 month ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much! :)

  • 1 month ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    AW awesome job you two !! everyone has kinda covered it all. :)

    • 1 month ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much hon!! :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Alec

    I for one am shocked. My collab partner cheated on me!

    All seriousness great job you two. Killed it.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ren

      Hahaha thanks Alec, sorry for stealing your partner ;)

    • 1 month ago

      by Tony

      Well if you weren't an absent writing parner I wouldn't have had to go looking elsewhere lol

    • 1 month ago

      by Alec

      You two killed it

  • 1 month ago

    by Tony

    Wow! Posted this at 2am and went back to sleep, come back and its nominated lol. Thanks for all of the love everyone, hope it was as much fun reading as it was writing.

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