Once Upon a Friend
A song on the radio reminds me of you,
Of when we were young, and worries were few,
But people change and relationships end,
For 25 years, you were my best friend.
We were like brothers, inseparable peers,
We shared fun times, and turmoil and tears,
Ever there for each other, always on hand,
Upon marriage, we were each other's 'best man'.
I see you in sepia, in black and white,
In color photos, in my dreams at night,
We had so many laughs, good memories,
I still think of you, bittersweet reveries.
I really didn't want the good times to end,
I'm still hurt you turned your back on a friend,
To be honest, I expected more,
And even now the wound is still raw.
It's too late though for empty gestures,
White flags, doves of peace, olive branches,
I'm too far away to knock on your door,
If I knew your number, I'd give you a call.
I wonder what you're doing today,
Are you writing still? Is your health okay?
And do you still live at the same address?
I wish you well, best of luck, God bless.
Copyright ⓒ Chris Ryall 2013