MY BEST FRIEND💜

“M ONDAY*, I’ M EETING M ARVELOUS Y OU!” a poem. “I Found My Best Friend, Or Did She Find Me?” April 30, 2018.

When-I-was-young – and the weekend arrived,

It-was-TIME TO PARTY: Kids-’round-town-would-drive,

We’d drink just a little and act pretty cool,

Weekends are glorious! Just-forget-about-school –

To spend time with “friends” and plan splendid futures,

And-there-were-fights, And-we’d-cuss! If-injured, They’re sutures,

To “patch your friends up,” and get rested on Sunday,

And creep-back-into-school, The first thing on Monday,

And they’d sit there in class, and gossip and laugh,

All those “friends,” that were with their-hearts, all-split-in-half:

All those BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, smiling and gay,

And-I’d-just-sit-around; AND-I-NEVER-WOULD-SAY

THAT I WAS SO LONELY, ‘Cause no friends had I!

I did have some cousins, and we’d often say, “Hi!”

But, FRIENDS? I don’t think so; so, I-waited-around,

Hoping that one would show up: I’D BE FOUND –

And, I waited through high school; I went off to “U,”

Got married! No children – My “wife” had no clue,

That-I-wanted-a-friend, and I hoped she’d be it,

But (pause) It-never-happened; WE JUST DIDN’T “FIT,”

So, I lived on – for decades, And gave up my hope,

For a real, best friend: Someone!

How to cope!?

And endure days on Earth? YES, THE DAYS CAN BE LONG,

WHEN NEVER A FRIEND – EVER DOES COME ALONG!

AND YEARS HAVE PASSED BY ME – I-WAS-STILL-WITH-”MY FOLKS,”

WHO LOVED-ME AND TREASURED MY CUTE, LITTLE JOKES –

AND, THEN, ONE DAY, “FRIENDS,” (Tears here!) SHE FINALLY “SHOWED UP!”

SHE’S-THE-ONE, MY-BEST-FRIEND! SHE’S MY SOUL-FRIENDLY CUP! (Tears here too!?) (and smiles!) (and shivers – and stuff!)

fin. ❤

    • Moon Day! 🙂

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