Around the corner...

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catgirl, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Here's a l'il poem with a great message. I didn't write it, but I like it. Thank you all for your friendship, this BOC sure is made up of some special people :smile2:!

    Around the corner I have a friend,
    In this great city that has no end,
    Yet the days go by and the weeks rush on,
    And before you know it, a year is gone.

    And I never see my old friend's 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 old 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 the 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.

    Remember to always say what you mean. If you love someone, tell them. Don't be afraid to express yourself. Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you. Because when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late. Seize the day. Never have regrets. And most importantly, stay close to your friends and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today.

    Again, thanks to janton311 for sharing this with me :smile2:. If you'd like to see the other inspiring e-mail I received from him, check out the "BOC Soldiers Fighting Overseas" thread. And while you're there, post a note to our fellow Americans serving this country. Thanks!
     
  2. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    I was doing a search for the "BOC Soldiers Fighting Overseas" thread, and this came up too; it may be what I'm about to post over there that made me feel this way.....

    but today this poem struck me from that standpoint. Thanks to all who serve; willing to give their lives everyday for our country.