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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


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


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


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.

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      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.