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Goodbye Old Friend

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Goodbye Old Friend


Old friend, how could you have slipped away
As shadows faded at dawn of day
And I blissfully unaware
In slumber lay?

When last we met and shared some wine
Laughed together, feeling fine
How could we not know
It was our last?

We talked of this and some of that
Remembered school friends while we sat
Never dreaming for a moment
We would part

We reminisced of days gone by
How the years seem to fly
All the while not knowing 
You would die

Now I stand alone to grieve
Not believing you would leave
Without first telling me 
Goodbye

As you ascend up in the sky
To your Home in Heaven on high
Remember I loved you
And reserve a room for me!

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  1. Date: 11/28/2011 6:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s contest Beatrice. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 2:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. I really enjoyed Reading your poem! Lori

  1. Date: 11/24/2011 8:39:00 AM
    This is so well written. I would have placed it higher. Congratulations Beadrice

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 11:45:00 PM
    B.B., ;-) stopping by to wish you and everyone a happy THANKSGIVING! Also to congratulate you in my "any poem goes contest`" Have yourself a wonderful and lovely holiday. God Bless,.. p.d.

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 5:20:00 AM
    i'd like to dedicate this poem to my friend April. john