Waste Of Time (but not of feelings)

1 January 17th
2 On a freezing day
3 2017
4 I ran into you
5 Almost by chance
6 Not knowing that
7 Since the time elapsed
8 I'd've liked to know more of you
9 Make your acquaintance
10 Though I held back…why?
11 How? You refused to meet me half way
12 Introduced thy-self-instead to someone else who stood
13 Beside me (swarthy guy, gypsy perhaps)
14 Only to convey
15 Your desire of
16 Shunning me
17 So Perfectly!
18 How can I win her trust
19 Her friendship, camaraderie, that
20 I so longed for … talking to?
21 Talk and talk and exchange ideas
22 About Life, about laughing out loud
23 At funny stuff,
24 Jokes
25 In the midst of this life
26 We take so...
27 Serious?
28 In spite of my efforts to run into you
29 Again
30 My wings of hope were severed by the shady yet in your mind strongly-entrenched Entourage
31 As if wanting to convey - ON YOUR BEHALF MAYBE
32 With your gullible nod of approval to lies
33 Professed against me by the others (in your Entourage):
34 "BRIGID is unwilling to make the acquaintance of EVIL THEE!"
35 Every counter-effort has been made in spite of my strong will
36 And thanks to your naivete's youthful yet gullible belief
37 Leaning your dutiful ear to the evil entourage spilling
38 Their evil rumors - unwarranted lies about me,
39 So you gave in to have it their way
40 To keep me from you, far away…

41 Whether with your knowledge
42 Or unbeknownst to you.

43 I've tried calling you, my much younger friend
44 Just with my heart
45 But to no avail
46 I know nothing of your number,
47 Nor your address,
48 I just blindly searched for your soul
49 In this dark, evil world
50 Because once you and I become connected
51 The evil darkness surrounding us
52 Dissipates. Like the fog pierced by the sun rays,
53 It will gleefully trot away…
54 So will the rumors and your instilled fears,
55 They will
56 Once and for all disappear.
57 Because all that matters is that our souls
58 Be lit
59 With joy
60 Laughter, trust, and the pleasing sound
61 Of what I would've liked
62 To call
63 My much-younger friend's laughter
64 The clinking sound of her chipper voice
65 Speaking lightly of someone else's banter.
66 So as the story goes, the much younger lady
67 I met that cold day in January
68 Whom I'd've liked to call a much-younger-friend
69 Thinks of me as being not much of a friend
70 But rather some hideous creature
71 Who constantly pesters her with his rare-omnipresent apparitions
72 She'd rather not see ghostly me around at all
73 Thanks to the others - her Entourage Members' devilish
74 About-Me-Ill-Willed-Lying rumors
75 I try to think - "Oh, where did I go wrong?"
76 Why the distrust?!
77 Why the repulsion!?
78 Of her towards me - when she sees me??
79 Other than
80 It must have been instilled
81 In her young, gullible mind
82 By OTHERS who
83 Have added fuel to her own burning thoughts
84 About Brigid's innocence's imminent peril.
85 Rest assured, dear -
86 As I would like to call you
87 "My much younger friend" -
88 Brigid
89 I'm just an observing person
90 When I have my glasses on -
91 A person who in time
92 Became enthralled with
93 Your prowess, your physical abilities
94 I wish I'd been the same strength, same will-powered as you
95 Hence my name does not spell
96 The meaning of Strength in some
97 Old-Norse, Gaelic language of times past:
98 B-R-I-G-I-D. As yours does.
99 My Old Slavonic name instead expresses fear of God
100 B-O-G-D-A-N
101 And Thankfulness of what comes my way
102 Because I'm quite certain
103 He laid it out for meager me
104 To include
105 By Chance
106 Crossing Paths
107 With
108 Fair Thee.
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Submitted on March 08, 2020

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