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The Friend I Knew (poem)

Updated on January 17, 2016

I’ve never seen this person in my life

It’s not the friend you said that I once knew

His face is not thus scarred by age and strife

My friend he doesn’t age like me or you

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It’s true we met as youths one day at school

Seems strange he never changed that much since then

Bit wiser now but still nobody’s fool

And soon I have to be with him again

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We too should leave this fine fellow to rest

He looks as one deserving of some peace

Let’s let him sleep I think it’s for his best

I think we’re due a similar release

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I tell you how my friend and I first met

So many faces shared those special days

My life was grand I pay with one regret

Forgive me everything’s become a haze

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such wonderful sentiments. I often think of my closest friends.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      As the years roll by, it becomes easier to relate to these sentiments. Life happens and you describe it with great feeling.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a sad but lovely poem. Each time I read it, new images filled my mind.

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