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After School Buddy

Dyna doesn't have many friends but there is this childhood friend she would never forget and this piece of the memory they shared together.


After School Buddy

It’s 4:00 in the afternoon

Every one rushes out of our classrooms

Some were fetched by parents

Some ride on tricycles

Some just walk

Either on their slippers

Or on their shoes

“Come on.” She said.

That’s my friend Bernadeth.

We started to walk together

Suddenly, I tripped

Then I look down

“Oh! My blue Camino sandals.”

“It’s new but it’s easily torn out.”

I pick it up

Then I tried to fix it.

We started to walk again

And walk

And stop

And fix it all again

“Bernadeth?” I called.

“Here,” she said.

As she handed me her slippers.

We started to walk

And walk

But we do not stop

On my feet are her slippers

My sandals on her hands

As it dangles in the air

While she walks barefoot

We walk together

Like we don’t care.

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

— Oprah Winfrey


Dyna Kristel de Leon (author) from Philippines on April 28, 2020:

Thank you so much @Mitara N

Mitara N from South Africa on April 28, 2020:

A splendid dedication to friendship in its true sense.

Thanks for sharing

Dyna Kristel de Leon (author) from Philippines on April 26, 2020:

Thank you so much :)

Lorna Lamon on April 26, 2020:

A true friend indeed and this wonderful poem is a lovely tribute to this friend. Loved it.