Old Friends


  • Friendship

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    I have so many old friends from years ago, people I worked with and played with and whose names I can no longer remember.

    Old Friends

    © 2011 by Tom King


    Old friends I knew once long ago

    Faces dim, their names forgotten now

    Helped make me who I am today

    I wish that I could tell them how.


    Old friends who still remember me

    Once in a while I stumble into them

    And some remember me by name

    While I only know I once knew them.


    We talk a while, tell funny stories

    I watch their faces for a clue

    Old synapses fire in my back brain

    Dusty memories shared between us two.


    And in a breath we're back in time

    Sharing stories we both know

    Like they had happened yesterday

    Instead of twenty years ago.

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    BrokenHeart2009 commented on Old Friends


    I like this poem, it is of how time goes on and how people inspire us. How an old friend can take us back to yesterday, even if it was 20 yrs ago:)

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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