The Dependable Friend
A poem by Melinda Borucki
Is it human nature for karma to balance the scales?



The dependable friend
Who is always near
Offering a hug or a smile
A compassionate ear

The dependable friend
To whom you turn
With a sadness or joy
With good news or concern

The dependable friend,
Planned celebrations
For weddings and babies
School graduations

Your dependable friend
One day on the phone
“These months have been rough,
I feel all alone…

“So much good
has been replaced with bad
Where happy had lived,
now resides sad

“My friends I sure need
Because I feel so blue
Let’s get together
for an hour or two.”

A plan in place
Invites were sent
A night of reminiscing
And merriment

The night finally came
She had counted them down
Even purchased new clothes
For a night on the town

Patiently she watched
As time on the clock slowed
Seconds turned to minutes
Not a single soul showed

Dear dependable friend,
Not an ounce of respect
When they sent their regrets
Hastily through text

Kids one said,
You wouldn’t understand
Work came another,
This wasn’t planned

Dressed up and lovely
With nowhere to go
The dependable friend
Sat at home all alone

Her heart, now broken
She couldn’t pretend
Because all had forsaken
That dependable friend.

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