Bill Friday

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Laugh

  

Today I discovered that 

I have a certain 

particular laugh

that only comes out of me

when I really want to cry

c 2015 Bill Friday

Summed Up

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate) Vincent Van Gogh

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity’s Gate)
Vincent Van Gogh

 

So much of my life has been

summed up

in the words,

“I don’t want to be with you.”

 

My life is now

summed up

in the words,

“I don’t want to be without you.”

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

Round 14

round 14 joe frazier

 

now my end is near

I quit on humanity

 

quit on my stool with

one round to go

just like Joe

in Manila

 

got the shit beat outta me

now my end is here

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

The Sorrow, The Joy

  

My future 

is learned from 

my past.

To remember 

(the sorrow of)

what failed,

is to remember 

(the joy of)

what succeeded. 

And in both I am told

all I need

for tomorrow. 

c Copyright 2015 Bill Friday 

Suffer

Suffer c 2015 Bill Friday

Suffer
c 2015 Bill Friday

 

This just in,

we all suffer fools.

And if you doubt me,

you don’t own

a mirror.

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

 

In Words

In Words c 2015 Bill Friday

In Words
c 2015 Bill Friday

Long ago

I learned to take “no”

for an answer

 

In words

 

And more when words aren’t spoken

and the absence of a “yes”

whispers louder

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

Exonerate

IMG_1548

 

There is no court to exonerate

No appellate or arbiter, in this world,

or the next

To discharge such unconvicted guilt,

accepted life sentence of a twisted

heart

But myself

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

The Preacher

The Preacher c 2015 Bill Friday

The Preacher
c 2015 Bill Friday

Inferior At Best

  

Ghost

Ghost

Ghost

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