Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Missed Opportunities"

you judged me
never listened to my words
never learned of my dreams
never accepted my strength

you excluded me   
never extended an invitation   
never initiated friendship   
never offered belonging   

you hurt me  
never helped without games   
never explained all the rules   
never proposed compromise   

you hardened me   
never allowed for differences    
never acknowledged my wounds   
never tolerated my spirit  

you lost me   
never experienced my humor    
never encouraged my independence
never received my respect  

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

One trick about relationships is keeping them going long enough to foster mutual respect and liking. I often wonder about the "friendship that could have been."

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