Inquiry into friendship – Mark Andrew Heathcote



The warm reciprocation of a smile

Is all it takes to bridge something, worthwhile?

So why then is it so many people frown

As if they’ve now, shared their own, eiderdown.


I do not know: Friendship is a handshake

With oneself an acceptance of a backache

One must carry like a turtle the world around:

Refusal implies; this is a battleground.


That you, yourself are entrenched in a war

That has no allies. Your hearts a matador

Red flag waving at an unruly bloodthirsty bull

Imagining your Chi’s a carpet of lamb’s wool.


© Mark Andrew Heathcote

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Excerpt from the book “In Perpetuity”

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About the Author

Mr. Mark Andrew Heathcote has been happily honing his writing skills for many years perfecting his poetry and sharing it on-line, through on-line poetry forums. He feels this book is the next best step in his creative endeavors.

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2 replies

  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Quill and commented:
    another great author


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