Message From A Concerned Friend

Stress looks good on you 

Have you lost weight?

I was going to contact you

But I didn’t 

I waited to hear through the grapevine if you went through with it

I wouldn’t have stopped you

Where would I get the gossip from?


Glad you’re okay

I’m here if you want to talk

But I’m just saying that

Let’s be honest

I don’t really care 

I’ll pretend to be there for you when it’s too late

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  1. This is a great look at superficial friendships and the heartfelt, but ultimately meaningless/ “too late” comments and messages you get from people who know you’re going through something but aren’t there for you in person. Great work! One or two good friends are worth a hundred of these superficial ones.

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you want to participate too you can find the rules here: No pressure if you don’t want to, I just really enjoy your work 🙂

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  2. The concerned friend isn’t a real friend. When you go through rough times, that’s when you really know who your friends are, and mostly, you probably are lucky to have 1 or 2 REAL friends. I also disagree with newepicauthor’s comment, I am a bloke, and the gossip mill is as strong withing the male sex as it is within the female sex. Just go to a pub, and soon you will see all the male gossip, becoming more obvious the more ales consumed. To say gossip is a female domain is both sexist and just plain not true. I don’t engage in either, sexism or gossip, but I do hear plenty, from both sexes.

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  3. Reblogged this on Reconstructing Myself and commented:
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  4. Wow, I have been there so many times. I know this feeling well you have written this really well.
    The problem with people like that is when someone comes along who genuinely cares and wants to help you won’t believe in them and keep waiting for the other shoe to drop

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  5. I love this. Stress looks good on you…
    I’ve lost so much weight since going through my separation – I’m fed up of people telling me that I look amazing, I look and feel like an entirely new person and I’m not sure I like it.

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    1. I’m sorry you’re going through a hard time. Often we feel we lose ourselves when it’s already difficult enough what we are dealing with. I hope you manage to find who you’re looking for within yourself.

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  6. I read all the comments and realized it’s unfortunately true. I’d like to believe the world is a nice place…maybe a few don’t care but it’s fine if you have a few who do. You brought it out well.

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  7. Just as there are those concerned and with loving kindness, there are those who, thrive on others misfortunes or stressful times. Gossip can be more of a woman thing as women usually tend to talk more than men. But just as some women who have few words there are those men who talk much and gossip too. There are always exceptions in life and one cannot stereotype anyone or anything. I have experienced all this while going through my ups and downs not only in mental issues. When we face challenges we are all able to find out who will stand with us and who will not. Exactly why challenges come to test us and those around us. Thank you for sharing your views with us and much Love and Light from me 🙂 ❤

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      1. You’re so welcome! You did great. At times. A word, line or feeling just appears, sparking that pen to paper. Not really sure the path and form it will take. It happens to me too, lol! Again, I love the truth, reality, slight sarcasm and the way in which you spotlighted these “False-Pretenders.” 👍🏾

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