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Essence of Youth
Sunday Morning Thoughts
These are my Sunday morning memories of a very special friend, a soul mate, who is as precious to me today as he was so many years ago. I was the luckiest girl to have met him, and I am still the luckiest girl, to still know him. I hope you enjoy.
Friendship and Love
Images of love lie next to me on my pillow
Memories of the scent of you linger still
We were friends you and I
From the very beginning of time
Our journey spent together was sublime
Do you remember the walk in the park?
I still do, arms entwined eating an ice-cream
Yours was chocolate flavoured, mine vanilla
The swans on the lake, necks held high
Cygnets frolicking on the lake side
Some black feathers but beautiful
Others pretty colours of grey
A sunny day to remember still
Sipping delicious Columbian coffee from pretty cups
Yours was cappuccino, mine was latte
You had chocolate sprinkles, mine made from skinny milk
How we laughed as our hair touched
Our eyes sparkled like lovers engorged, together
But our friendship meant so much more
Innoncent and pure, just a white aura
Everyone thought we were a couple
Such delight we shared in each other’s company
Do you remember our days on the shore?
I still do, sand between our toes
Wind in our hair, ripples of ice cold water over our feet
A sunny day to remember
Christmas time great moments to treasure,
we made a challenge not to spend more than £5.00 each,
The one who could buy the most for £5.00 was the winner.
You searched all the low cost shops,
I searched the market, flea it was called.
Do you remember the blue elephant?
I still do, you said it was filled with love,
It would forever keep me safe.
The aroma of Christmas turkey,
the temptation of after dinner mints.
You ate until you couldn’t move and I laughed
I ate my fill of you, and was oh so glad,
that we never crossed the boundaries of friends and lovers.
The crescendo of flashing lights,
that was Bonfire night, 5th November each year.
we walked the town alone you and I.
Do you remember the children’s laughter?
I still do, they made me smile.
Arm in arm we stood in awe
of all the beautiful colours,
the Catherine wheels and rockets,
the simple little sparkler held in a child’s hand too,
true friendship, it never died.
You gave me away on my wedding day
dressed in your smart grey suit with the pink tie,
twenty five years ago, and I love you still.
A friendship over twenty five years did span
you and I together shared as one.
Do you remember the one night at the cinema?
I still do, you ate that disgusting hot dog with tomato sauce
I shared my popcorn,
and my heart with you.
The chilling night air when we left
stung my cheek, and you offered me your scarf.
You walked me home although it was only around the corner.
I still remember your smile,
always happy just like a child’s, simple and pure.
We almost broke the boundaries of friendship,
You and I, but I am so glad we didn’t, my one true love.