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Friends Of A Summer Night

Buried deep between the cracks,
a photograph from yesterday,
I hold it now, within my hand,
as if between the hills and hollows
a childhood bond that we once borrowed
can take me back to days of old 

Who am I when I see your face?
One glance and I am me again
A side of me I might forget
comes flooding back like summer rain
refreshing dusty old refrains
that come with smiles, and not of sorrow
I'll hold within today, ... tomorrow..

Who am I when I look close?
The child in me is born again
A "me" I thought I'd tucked away
Until I cast my eyes and see
Two chums  two friends, who used to be

In your face, a trace of me
is still alive, a younger me who worshiped you
who looked into the summer night
and made a wish, while you did too,
and promised stars with all our might,
that we would never drift apart

But life moves on, and so did we,
beyond the wish we made long nights
when we held our hands, and felt a bond
as young friends do,...perhaps beyond
We sat upon the old porch floor
In the chill of summer nights
and drew upon the heat that leaked
beneath the threshold of the door

Our eyes would struggle through the dark
to skies so sodden with the stars
Our childhood friendship is a bond
that returns to me in darker times
it whittles away the cruelest tears
and through the years, you come to me
and by the hand you still take me
back to the land of "used to be"

Contest Name: Appreciate platonic relationships 

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Carrie I simply admire your work,,This one is so beautiful like all your other poems. Congrats to you on a fine win!! love...

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 2:00:00 AM
    such a nostalgic feeling...lost frienshdip

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:03:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write on Platonic relationships and congratulations on the fine win, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:12:00 PM
    you have me curious to know if this was a childhood girlfriend or a little boy. It's so sweet, Carrie. Wonderful poem. Congrats on the win! Looks like the ones I have seen so far were using old poems!!

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:08:00 AM
    Carrie,a wonderful poem.Congratulations. great win.(: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Another memory shared with all your heart! I enjoy your work! RAY

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Carrie, CONGRATULATIONS... friendship can be a very sweet feeling.. love your meaning.... :-) *LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Beautiful and so full of love and emotions. Betty

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Carrie, I don't see how you could have written this with any more feeling. Your poem has the ability to take us on a journey into the past, into your heart, and make us remember our fondest memories of friendship. This is excellent and deserves top honors. it is going into my fav's. I love the easy way you write Carrie. Your words roll over the tongue like golden honey and the memory of the taste lingers for a long time! Congratulations on your wonderful win!

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:59:00 AM
    A beautiful poem with sentiments well expressed. I have the same reaction inside when I look at old photos. Congratulations. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:46:00 AM
    A heartfelt poem you have written. Nicely done. I really enjoyed connecting with your penned words. congratulations Carrie on you're win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Big congrats on your win Carrie~A.O

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Childhood friends are the strongest still yet for me...great poem...congratulations

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Beautifully written. I love it Carrie. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Simply beautiful. This is friendship for me. those old days of young girlfriends that we spent all our time with. Love it.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Hi Carrie, One of the greatest treasures in life so beautifully expressed. Thanks for your comments on ' Tea and Poetry in the Ides of March. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:40:00 PM
    True friendship at its finest. Lovely write, Carrie. I like. :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 4:50:00 PM
    beuatiful write... I enjoyed it much

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 3:36:00 PM
    this is very poignant and beautiful! i know exactly how you felt when you looked at that old photograph and you've captured that feeling so well here. great poem!