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dreamcatcher27371
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(6/20/01 8:39:03 pm)
Reply | Edit | Del All A Vanished Friend
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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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Posts: 945
(6/21/01 3:55:23 am)
Reply | Edit | Del Re: A Vanished Friend
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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.
 
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