ONE BY ONE THEY GATHER

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There is an agreeable place~

Where old long time cronies meet~

At similar times the drinks are ordered~

While conversations flow amongst each other.

In the old towns here and there~

Are places where convenience allows~

For buddies to gather aware~

As they conversate with all subjects that they care.

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Sometimes it is a local coffee shop~

A Post office~

Or a general store~

In any case the group collects there everyday~

Through the inviting doors they make their way.

They talk of health~

Maybe a new truck~

They tell and spin old silly yarns~

For most it is the highlight of their day~

Before they go to work or just retired play.

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For years this goes on and on~

The same faces and maybe some new added upon~

The bond that makes a knitted cluster~

Sets friendships of steel until life ends the deal or~

Energy is less mustered.

One day there are five~

The next eleven~

As the cluster fluctuates as the days do tolerate~

They grow older and older as time goes on~

Illness takes one ~

One at a time.

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There are get well cards~

Which fly to convalescent homes~

A little cheer and caring~

For the ones whom are sick or~

Are now moving too slow.

The days pass and it becomes less the numbers~

Which meet at the time~

They all clustered under.

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One by one~

They still trickle in~

The comrades of towns~

A chat and listening.

One by one~

Wakes are visited~

Noting their devotion to the fallen friends.

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They go to a place~

Where no one on earth doth know~

Angels and memories are now remembered in tow.

The party of cronies~

That once shared the drinks~

Gathered as a group of conversating~

Less now while others are missed.

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One by one new faces arrive~

One by one they replace~

The cherished souls that died.

For years this goes on and on~

The same faces and maybe some new added upon~

The bond that makes a knitted cluster~

Sets friendships of steel until life ends the deal or~

Energy is less mustered.

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There is an agreeable place~

Where old long time cronies meet~

At similar times the drinks are ordered~

While conversations flow amongst each other.

By

Lisa J. Warner

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Lisa Luv

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ctbrown7 4 years ago

Very nice poetry; you had my mind filled with beautiful imagery of these gatherings.


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Lisa Luv 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Good --I am so glad CTBROWN7 ---Have a wonderful evening


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

This is a wonderful slice of life and seen over the years of the many generations. I loved this, and great photos here too, Lisa. A heart warming hub. Cheers!


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Lisa Luv 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Cheeky Girl Thank You so much for your wonderful comment~They are a delight to me....

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