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That memory, so fresh, that day so new
The day that “Hello” was said, and the wind blew
A thousand gods smiled, history was made
A friendship was forged, like a samurai blade

Forgotten today, circumstances and time
Have hidden, devoured, those wonderful days
Of fun-filled camaraderie, unbridled rhyme
Of two friends, together, of love & of praise

There now, perfunctory, formal and aloof
Where once was spontaneity, competition and grace
Where two friends was all it took, to raise the roof,
There now, sits just silence, and no friendly race

What heartbreak, what sadness,
What feelings one cannot relay
Where once there was madness
There now a vacuum, and nothing to say


In memory of a friendship I’ve lost to the ravages of time