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Old Friends...

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Shakthi, May 18, 2005.

  1. Shakthi

    Shakthi Senior IL'ite

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    Every one of us would have had lots of friends come in and go in our life, while with a very few we get to be in touch. Reading this one brought lots of feelings about friends. Hoping the same with everyone...

    Was thinking of old friends today
    And how many of them have slipped away.
    Moved, got married, or stopped calling so much,
    Found new friends, got busy, and just lost touch.
    It reminded me of falling leaves.

    Every autumn the leaves fall from the trees.
    Some stay longer than others, but eventually -
    Each leaf must fall, I'm told,
    Leaving the tree alone to face the cold.

    Why is it that in the time of utmost need
    The leaves would seek to leave the tree?
    And when we need our friends around
    We look and they can not be found?
    Of course these friendships come and go
    And in the spring new leaves will grow.

    But I prefer autumn friends of old
    With crackling laughter and colors bold.
    It saddens me now I must admit
    How somehow, someway, I did forget
    Laughing with old friends of mine
    During summers when the sun would shine.

    And then I thought of you.
    That one stubborn leaf that won't let go.
    That clings despite the winds that blow.
    Fighting ice, and snow, and winter's stings
    Hanging on right through till spring.
    So I guess that's what you are to me -
    The very last leaf to leave the tree.
    I know it seems silly, but it's true.
    When I see that last leaf...I think of you.

  2. Shamala

    Shamala New IL'ite

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    Very nice

    Very nice and very meaningful so true.
  3. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    A very nice poem and very true. Thanks for sharing with us.

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