Around the Corner...
by by Charles Hanson Towne

by Sharyn
(Canada)

The seasons of life.. Call an Old Friend TODAY!<br> Don't wait until tomorrow,  Call or Search Google for a Friend and Just Call!

The seasons of life.. Call an Old Friend TODAY!
Don't wait until tomorrow, Call or Search Google for a Friend and Just Call!

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 friends 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 but 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.

Found this clipping & thought l'd share...

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by by Charles Hanson Towne

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Around the Corner
by: Carol K

Such a true poem, we seldom know what we've had until we've lost it. Very touching.

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by: Anonymous

This poem brings tears to my eyes but it makes you think. Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

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