Friends From Long Ago

Updated on December 20, 2018

Is This What You Think It Is ?

I take a story and a poem

Combine them together and call it a Stoem

Let your imagination go wild

There was a time I seen you in the flesh

Now you are only a voice over a loud speaker

Times have changed

People have changed

The person that you are and always have been

Is the same

Sweet as ever

Yes we have grown older

But also wiser

With that we have our hang ups and our baggage

It comes with age

We will find a way to sift through

Pick out the greatest times

Running together on the track team

When now we have trouble walking

A party at Norm's house

When we were free and carefree

Then you even showed me some pictures to prove it

As we scan our minds while other people travel the globe

We get to share so much in common

We both would do anything for our moms

We don't see eye to eye with other members of our family

That has to be o.k.

We have had our share of ups and downs

I always loved kids

When I got married and found out

We could have no children of our own

Sometimes we can't explain it

Things happen for a reason

You thought you would be married to the man of your dreams

It didn't quite work out

You have had health issues that made you give up your job and the career you love

After all is said and done

Every day we both get up and find something incredibly wonderful about life

We have been able to connect on many different times

Day or night

Even if only by text or a quick catch up on what's new with you

My wife likes when you call

Even though she loves me so much

She wonders if there is an off switch

I have a habbit of talking to the extreme

You also have that same gift of gab

Together we give my wife a much needed break

Seeing life through a wide eye lens

Picking out the funny and the odd

I am so glad we are such good friends

It is amazing when you talk

You relate to many things I have been thinking

A great deal of your time is helping your mother

Doing the things she has to do

From doctors appointments to daily meals

Spending time with Mary

Just because you can

Not having to work

Makes it all possible

It is funny how a sad situation can be a good thing

I injuried my left eye when I was eleven

I lost permanent vision in that eye

Now I see the world clearer than ever

Because it is never what it appears to be

I see shadows and colored blurs though one eye

Then I can see bright and shiny in the other

It is the same world

It is what we do with what we see that matters

Having a good friend is not an easy as it looks

Being a good friend is all worth it in the end

Both our lives are busy and crazy

This headache and that one

A snag here or there

One good day after ten bad ones

Life didn't turn out the way I expected

I do know I am so thrilled to live and love the people I meet

Sharing one more thought

Spending time with our cat Charlotte

While you do the same with Tom Cat

Each of us

Contributing in so many ways

Much goes unnoticed and forgotten

But not to those who live it

I am proud to say

Call me or text if you can't talk

I will return your call as soon as I can

My phone isn't the best

It is outdated and has it's moments

It slows me down to a little crawl

When I am not busy with work

When you are not in and out of your house a dozen times

We are both getting a whole list of things done

In the end I wouldn't change it for the world

Even if I could

How would I know what is best ?

A little more fun here and less stress here

It is not as easy as auto correct and one second and fixed

The outcome effect life forever

So leave it alone

Let it be

I will look for a way

You mght find it first

Together we can laugh and joke

Make a wish on the first star we see

Wishing the world

A little bit of Happiness

That everyone could feel and see

Carolanne this poem is for you


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I also have a fake Christmas tree but it may be small but it really is so beautiful in so many ways. My wife has ornaments she has collected over the years that fill the branches with love. We have even a few together that make it extra special. It is a lot of work but after it is up and it lights up in the room all the hard work is quickly forgotten. Wishing you not only love but peace to move forward with kindness and forgiveness. Thank you for taking the time to comment and making my writings extra special. Charlotte wishes both Sid and you a sweet night.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      John Hansen Carolanne Is someone I am proud to have known over thirty years. We have lost touch once and after we reconnected we both will do our best to make sure it doesn't happen again. My wife also has good friends that she keeps in touch with. It is friends like these that have something I can't put my finger on. Where many other people what I thought were friends fall through the cracks. Never to be heard from again. A friendship is made up of many things. Respect, understanding, compassion, connection, trust, giving, honesty to name just a few qualities. They are interwoven so delicately but magnificiently together. Thank you for reading and caring. I look forward to reading many of your story/poems. That you have spent long hours to write that many of your followers and I do appreciate. Have a great night.

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      John Hansen 

      18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What a lovely Stoem you have written as a special thank you to your friend Carolanne. I write a lot of Stoem’s too but just call them story/poems lol. It is wonderful to have a special friend you can talk to whenever you need and from what you describe you are fortunate to have each other. Thank you for sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      It is that time of year I always dread the most. First of all, of course, it is a joyous time of the birth of Jesus but a painful time with too many memories. I have put up a tiny Christmas tree just to have it as a symbol. I suppose I already told you of my greatest labor of love my second book of poems with only love poems On the Wings of Love

      Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Special meows from Sid to Charlotte.


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