I Am In Hiding

You Can Look But I Can't Be Found

No I didn't break the law

No I didn't do anything real bad

So now why is it that I have left town in a hurry

Well to tell you the truth I don't know

Maybe it was just time

To leave and start new

What about my friends you may ask ?

Well I will miss them terribly

I don't know why things didn't work out

I wish they had

When I grew up there were only a few friends who moved away

I still haven't heard hide nor hair to this very day

I thought we would keep in touch

But didn't

I thought after awhile we would bump into one another

Never have

I thought some way some where we would find each other

Never did

So for all those who have moved away and left the life they once knew

This is the story for you

Come back please

Drop in and see your old neighborhood

Maybe still one of the old gang still can be found

Then just maybe

We will see each other one more time

Reminisce old times and find ourself again

Have a few laughs and think back and remember

Those were the good times

Those were the bad times

Those are the memories I will always have

Then just because life is so busy we will both go our different ways

But for a little while nothing else mattered and the present day stopped

Only to be a kid again and know what we know now

Maybe it's a good thing after all

We moved on and didn't call

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Peanutritious 3 years ago from Cheshire, UK

I really enjoyed this although it was sad. Voted up and shared!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

It only gets worse with age. I am in touch with one of my childhood friends....I have no idea what happened to all the rest.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Peanutritious I wanted to have a different ending but some how I couldn't.I knew in my heart I wanted to see more people from my past and it just never happened.Luckily new friends keep us busy and on with a great day.billybuc Facebook connects so many but as the years pass bye are friends also go bye bye.A changing world where we enjoy every day we can.Thanx to you both for reading and sharing.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

DREAM ON... we wonder what if ? and then we act upon the question..only to wish perhaps it was best left unanswered... somethings are best left unsaid/undone...As we grow and move forward, just as in a marriage, we can grow apart, and not even know til it's too late...you did a super job on this poem..hope you're staying warm..this was the last of the snow you know....


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life can be tough as years go by but you can't live in denial


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

kj force You give so many words of wisdom I do appreciate.So today is a special day because I am alive and well. Off to work soon and giving it all I have and then a little bit more what the hay.You only live once.DDE Move on with our lives and learn from our mistakes.So nice to see you both and thanx so much for commenting.Happy Spring.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Yes indeed we do have similar writing styles which looks good on me to be in your esteemed company as a writer, poet and hub buddy - and like you said yesterday - you write from your heart and as I always say - write from your heart and the mind will always follow - and you certainly do both so very well and on the highest levels too.

I love the 'narrative' quality of your work here and elsewhere - sometimes it reminds me of the 'talking' blues and it's an art that escapes a lot of writers and poets but to you it reads so fresh and effortless and spontaneous . I just simply love it - and I've been away from your hallowed hubspace for far too long - will return on the weekend again and here I sit with first coffee after night shift sleep at lake erie time canada 3:28pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats


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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

DREAM ON: very profound but I can feel your heart throughout this hub. I tried to re-connect with a former best friend and she did not respond. I just don't know what happens, except I believe this new age of technology has made people so much busier and these new generations are not learning the love of a friend like when I grew up. Times were much simpler then. I have read somewhere that people only need one or two GOOD friends. "FACEBOOK" friends are NOT your friends...they are mere acquaintances spending all day typing gibberish that is time wasted: MY OPINION only! Dream on you are so genuine, and I KNOW that I KNOW you are loved. I suggest you try to contact at least one friend and see what happens. In any event I love your writing.

Voted UP. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

epigramman I appreciate all your wonderful thoughts and praise.Truth is I am so happy to be just a shadow of you.To me life is simple you find what you love and you follow it to the ends of the earth.I just didn't realize the earth was so big.I love to learn and listen .Then listen and learn some more.That fills my day and what can I say it might be so boring to so many people but to me it is awesome,sweet,fun,exciting,interesting just off the top of my head.I could go on and on but why bore you with more details.When I read other peoples stories their words dance in my head.No I don't mean literally I think physically.They dance up a storm and I have to enjoy the dance or carry my thoughts one step farther writing what comes to mind.Remember to do what you do best write so me and everyone else can read and get no rest.Off to bed up in 4 hours talk soon.Sparklea I couldn't agree more with the way you see things.I am happy to have a few friends who share the good times we have now and this is where I want to be.Writing late night and singing out of tune.Best of all spending my time wisely sharing the thngs in life I am most passionate about.Thanx to the both of you I will sleep so sound and relaxed having shared one more pleasant day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Another great share and I am in touch with one of my school friends;we have been friends all over the years .

Thank you for sharing this gem.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Yes, we move on but memories remain and we can return if only in our mind.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Much enjoyed. Memories are great be getting a chance to find one another again and catching up is wonderful.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Eiddwen Now that is a friendship true and true.I am so happy for the both of you.Gypsy Rose Lee Our minds hold the secret to all that we know and all that we don't know rolled like dough.Friends come and go in and out of our lives.Maybe someday we can make friends more like candles that never blow out in the strongest winds.Thanx so much for sharing and bringing all of our friends together.


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Enjoyable read. I did join a hometown group on Facebook, but may just give a whirl around my home town when I am in that neck of the woods.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

picklesandrufus I did the same.If I can't find them maybe they can find me.Life is a wonderful vacation that starts the day we were born and never stops.Thanx for reading and sharing.


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hello dream-on. Hallmark!

"We " being best friends at the best time creating best memories . Separation from being young, life presented new opportunities for best friends. We moved , as far as oversea . . . We moved with passing time, getting more mature, ( some say getting older), more experienced, building on solid base best fiend- ship for life. The family...

Last year we went back . Two decades went by... I felt robbed and abandoned. Some of those we shared the best years of growing into adulthood during post second W.W. - moved without leaving address where are they spending eternity...

Now, your great poem perpetuates inspiration, move on...

Voted up and awesome .


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

Michael-Milec It was so nice of you to give such an insightful comment.You are right looking forward to the future and many new memories.Enjoy your night.


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

dream on. God puts people in our path at just the right time. Then when the season is over many do move on. Some seasons are shorter than others. But each season has its purpose in Gods grand design.

Make new friends, keep the old one is silver ~ the other Gold. Love love love this piece. God is good. You are blessed with a gift and I am blessed to receive. The Holy Spirit shines in you brother. Keep going u will Phil 4:13

You know in eternity we will have time to visit and not be concerned about time or age. ALL Glory to God! Jesus come quickly. Love ya your sista in Christ. Skye


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DREAM ON 3 years ago Author

sky2day To accept things as they are.To wonder what the reason was.To enjoy all the love past and present.To appreciate what we have here now and share.Thanx so much for your wonderful comments.Wishing you the best.Enjoy your day.

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