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Around the Corner

Posted on 2006.07.31 at 21:50
Current Location: 63114
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end;

Yet days go by, and weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year is gone,
And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race.

He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell
And he rang mine. We were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men:
Tired with playing a foolish game,
Tired with trying to make a name.

"Tomorrow," I say, "I will call on Jim,
Just to show I am thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes - and tomorrow goes,
And the distance between us grows and grows.

Around the corner! - yet miles away...
"Here's the telegram, Sir...
'Jim died today'."

And that's what we get, and deserve in the end:
Around the corner, a vanished friend.

--Henson Towne


wardlejew at 2006-08-01 20:02 (UTC) (Link)

I've been thinking of calling my old neighbor friend,
from the days when I was 10.
He was a good friend then,
and now we both live in Twin.
I am now more anxious to make that call,
because he to has the name of Jim.

Thanks for the little reminder.

ehowton at 2006-08-03 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
Well played sir.
leonardii at 2006-08-02 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
It's sad to lose a friend.

That reminds me - some of my oldest friends are not online. That is sad too.

I'm gonna go make a few phone calls now.
ehowton at 2006-08-03 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
Good for you!
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-08-04 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I talked to Jim yesterday!
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-08-04 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me, whatever happened to that colossal asshole Danzig? Heh - he couldn't hang with the BIG DOGS! w00f!
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