Hi, I Need Something

20 Feb

“Hey, long time no chat! How have you been? Listen, I was wondering if you could do me a favour…” ~a “friend”

Hi, I Need Something

Ever had a friend
Who hasn’t been around?
Who’s let the months pass by
Without making a sound?

They haven’t come to ring your door
They haven’t sent a text
They’re waiting for the right occasion
When to meet up next

“Hello, old friend” they finally say
“Oh my, it’s been a while!
How have things been all this time?”
They ask you with a smile

They’ll nod and make with the chit chat
Before they tell the reason
Of why the silence between you two
Won’t last another season

“I need a favour” is the cause
Of so many friends
Picking up the phone to call
The old means to their ends

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t
Depend on friends for aid
To ask for help is something that
You shouldn’t be afraid

But if that’s all you seem to do
If use is the sole link
Then the name of your friendship
Is something to rethink

Maybe it’s a work arrangement
Maybe it’s a task
It’s certainly not a friendship
If all you do is ask

People are so used to this
When I call a cohort
The first thing that they ask is what
Favour I will extort

“Not a thing” I say with truth
“Just called to say hello
It’s been a while since last we spoke
And wanted you to know

I care about my friends in life
And don’t just call to ask
For a favour whenever
I must complete a task”

So next time something comes about
And you know just the guy
Or girl who would be perfect to
Make your dilemma fly

Take a sec to think about
The last time that you spoke
Did you call them just to ask
A favour to evoke?

If that’s the case I’d recommend
That friendship you revise
Into the role of work arrangement
And forgo the guise

‘Cause friendship isn’t just about
Befriending when in need
Someone who just wants your favours
Is no friend indeed


9 Responses to “Hi, I Need Something”

  1. Deb at 11:26 am #

    I’ve had a few of those in my lifetime…I think I still do, but I don’t think of them as friends, just people I have to say no to all the time.
    Great poem, Miro, I hope this one makes it around the world to read. I’m starting with a tweet.
    Hugs, xx

    • Miro at 11:34 am #

      Thanks Deb, much appreciated. It’s amazing how little time it takes to touch base with friends, but what a great effort some think it is because they’re so “busy.” Funny that a lot of people consider asking for a favour out of the blue to be touching base. 🙂
      Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed.
      Peace & grace,

  2. lscotthoughts at 11:54 am #

    I’ve also had a few of these, Miro, so well written, as always~ Peace and Blessings to you today~ Lauren

  3. willofheart at 12:30 am #

    yes you are right Miro with this piece…. God bless!

  4. Maiya at 2:32 am #

    Nicely said my friend.

  5. Nandini at 11:59 am #

    Great message. A wonderful realization for all of us.. (Shared it on FB)

    Cheers to pure friendship! 🙂

  6. Christy at 12:45 pm #

    Friendship is certainly about more than simply asking for favours. Well done, I expected a great read and I was right!

  7. Sue Dreamwalker at 4:07 pm #

    Miro…. I think many have these friends in our lives.. I have just said Yes to another such favour..As I go into work tomorrow on my day off.. I really have a lesson to learn and start and say a small word at times.. NO… but I can not change the habbit of a life time..As my better nature get the upper hand…Working with those who have learning difficulties I think it better me than some stranger from bank staff….
    Great Poem as always.. ~Sue

  8. ansuyo at 9:58 pm #

    Those are not the real friends (usually). Real friends can part for a time and come back together as if there was no separation. They don’t return for favors, they return because life brings them back . . . . Good poetry 🙂 Angie

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