Poem: Passing of a Childhood Friend

The years of past, memories remain,

of a distant childhood, let me explain.

A childhood friend, was it puppy love?

Beyond kids understanding, far above.

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A school play part, a married couple,

recalling that performance, dare I chuckle?

Admiring her intelligence, smarter than mine,

her red hair and freckles, how perfect, how fine.

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So very long ago, family moving away,

Been over fifty years, I’m daring to say.

Later finding her on social media, lots changed,

we were different people, niceties exchanged.

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Old classmates of sorts, small talk was all,

was nice to catching up, but beginning to stall.

heard nothing from her, then saw a post,

message appearing, from her blog co-host.

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Sharing news, my heart nearly stopped,

Recalling past events, my jaw nearly dropped.

My childhood friend passing, a tragic event,

lifestyle consequences, losing effort to prevent.

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Still carrying the loss, a special place in my heart,

of childhood feelings, that will never depart.

Life continues to evolve, we build on the past,

Each day brings change, but memories last.

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God Bless you “P!”

Pic: jooinn.com/

Author: Dave

Some might call me a Conservative others a Moderate. My core beliefs: 1) Christian 2) Republican 3) Pro First and Second Amendments 4) Legalize Medical Marijuana nationwide 5) Term limits on politicians 6) Age limits on Presidential Candidates

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