Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poem for the evening - a Décima poem:

“Friends”

in sandboxes we became friends
despite our opposite skin tones
spent hours talking on the phone
dreaming about future boyfriends
inseparable on the weekends
college brought us to new roadways
our talks dwindled down to birthdays
the gulf between us only grew
and now I don't recognize you
but still cherish our youthful days


14 comments:

  1. Great piece! Wish we could capture the innocence of kids in ALL of us.

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  2. Gayle Walters RoseApril 21, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Oh, this is great. If only we could maintain the innocence and acceptance of our youth. But so many things seem to separate us when we're adults. I'm glad you have such nice memories though. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I really liked this. It's true too. I've lost a lot of friends because our paths took us different ways. You built the story well in this song-like form.

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  4. It's sad to loose friends this way, but maybe it is necessary to find room for new friends on life's path. Love your decima.

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  5. Lovely - keep cherishing those memories :)

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  6. Very sad when one realizes that one has drifted so far away from someone who once was a good friend & that now it is too late to get the friendship back. Poignant piece.

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  7. Memories of childhood friendships are the best! Perhaps your paths will cross again :)

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  8. Thank you everyone for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

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  9. A beautiful tale of friendship, even if the ending is a little sad.

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  10. It's sad how sometimes we tend to grow apart. you captured this bittersweet vibe in a well-written snapshot.

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  11. Yes, it can happen that way, but still the memories are good.

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  12. Why does it have to happen this way? We grow up, have a family and everything becomes second. Sad, but just the way it is and you captured this wonderfully.

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