A Vanished Friend

Discussion in 'The VMBB Poets' started by Guest, Mar 1, 2003.

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    dreamcatcher27371
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    (6/20/01 8:39:03 pm)
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    Around the corner I have a friend,
    In this great city that has no end,
    Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
    And before I know it, a year is gone.
    And I never see my old friends face,
    For life is a swift and terrible race,
    He knows I like him just as well,
    As in the days when I rang his bell.
    And he rang mine, we were younger then,
    And now we are busy, tired old men.
    Tired of playing a foolish game,
    Tired of trying to make a name.
    "Tomorrow" I say, "I will call on Jim"
    "Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
    But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
    And distance between us grows and grows.
    Around the corner!- yet miles away,
    "Here's a telegram sir" "Jim died today."
    And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
    Around the corner, a vanished friend.

    (anon)

    homer4
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    (6/21/01 3:55:23 am)
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    Absolutely tremendous!...how often have I " Tomorrow I say " .

    Poetry is amazing...look at the amount of time of ones life the poet is spanning here and takes you from good things...to being busy with one's life...to a remembrance of former times and the sadness of missing out....and it was only just around the corner.

    This is me!

    Good post Catch!!!
    ...and two hard boiled eggs.