Treasure Island

Dejan Stojanovic

(March 11,1959 / Pec, Kosovo (the former Yugoslavia))

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A New Friend


Tell me something less significant,
Something about our biology, for instance,
About what you hear while sitting under the tree,
About lonely lions in the prairies;
Forget decorated generals;
Tell me about Private Ryan,
Tell me something only you know
And make a new friend.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/20/2014 2:34:00 AM)

    Private Ryan the hero of second world war lost his whole family fighting against German and how he was tried to save nothing is less significant..lovely (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (9/20/2013 8:08:00 PM)

    Tell me something only you know Beautiful thought and phrase that open the door to an intimate friendship, not just a mere encounter with banal pharses of everyday said by and to everyone. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (9/21/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    To me this is about dropping pretences and not speaking just to impress somebody with great knowledge, just be yourself.Well written Dejan. (Report) Reply

  • Jack Price (11/8/2011 1:11:00 PM)

    This is a short insightful poem that tells us that we have to be willing to listen to make a new friend. Well done. J. L. Price (Report) Reply

  • Henry Brown (2/18/2010 8:52:00 AM)

    Dejan to tell you something only I know....let me think. Well that is tough because there is so much that is in my heart. One thing I do know is you seem to be a kind person. Thank you for reading my poems (Report) Reply

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