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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Around the Corner I have a friend...

Around the Corner
By Henson Towne

Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that has no end.
Yet the 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 of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.

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

Around the corner!-yet miles away,
"Here's a telegram sir-"
"Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.


  1. I've heard this poem before and it gets me every time! Just as your top precious picture does!!! A good post is one that reminds you to appreciate life a little more each day....Good post!!

  2. thanks...yes a lovely reminder to cherish our friends and family and not take them for granted! Blog friends are such an inspiration too!