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For the last seven years I've had a buddy I call him “Later-On-Ron” Became good friends much later in life Never known a tighter bond Could even go years without seeing Ron Nothing would change I know A friend like him happens once in a lifetime Going on like a great river flows A friendship that no matter how we feel Just seems never ever to falter At this advanced stage in both of our lives A friendship nothing can alter We see each other on Wednesday evenings On our regular Euchre night It's enough to keep our friendship alive Through our ferocious Euchre fight So three cheers for my good buddy Ronald If I move many miles away I'll always remember “Later-On-Ron” I think of my friend every day For the last seven years I've had a buddy I call him “Later-On-Ron” © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 1:57:00 PM
    This poem brings two things to mind great friendship and procrastination. I guess because of the Later on title lol. It reminds me of a regional joke, when I was very near and in mexico. The mexicans would always joke about doing things manana(tomorrow), but I'm sure you knew that word, also means morning. Anyway if you're going to do it tomorrow, then it never gets done today, a vicious cycle lol. Great tribute to what I'm sure is a great friend. Nice work.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/11/2013 3:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There once was a hit song back in the 40s by the Andrew Sisters called "Manana" Are you old enough to remember? Ron is a GREAT friend indeed! Cheers!
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 1:16:00 AM
    Excellent write. Deep friendships shown here. Nice poem. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/2/2013 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my friend! This kind of friendship only comes along once in a lifetime if you're lucky! I appreciate you dropping by, Ravi!
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:49:00 PM
    I bet your favorite words with him are 'Later gater' and 'After a while Crocadile'... Oh No! Does that mean I'm in 2nd place?... heavy sigh!... Why Oh Why am I always the last to know?... Am I sinking or am I melting?LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/1/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are an absolute hoot my dear Carol lady! And I mean that in the nicest way! LOL As far as male friends go, I would say you're not on the list... as far as female friends go, you're numéro uno!!! Later gater... love and great big hugs, Jack xoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Aww! I love this, Jack...It is a heart warming Rhyme that comes from the heart. True friendship is worth the time you put in will not fail. Hope all is well, my friend. Always, Annalise

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 3/1/2013 1:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    At one time, I felt uneasy expressing such a deep friendship for another male. That's until I met my good friend Ron! Had one other good friend in my life... Ken and I were buddies in grade school from 1 through 12... never saw one without the other! Sadly his family moved away and we lost touch! Big hugs dear friend, Jack xox