a great thrill it was to see you again.
It was as though we have never been apart,
Years have passed; we have grown older
Still, my friend you hold that spot in my heart.
As we walked toward each other
The years just melted away.
We were kids again playing hopscotch,
The way we did almost every day.
Time moved on; we both married,
Our lives changed, we moved far apart,
Yet we wrote, we called and stayed in touch,
We were good friends right from the start.
I have missed having you around
To laugh, share secrets with, and just look at
You have been source of strength
I knew you were there and a call would come
Today we chatted as we ate our lunch
We laughed about places we have been and things
we have done.
If I could go back and rewrite our history,
I would give us more time; change no memory, not
a single one.
I am writing this note to you
It is important to me that I show,
What a treasure you have been in my life.
The best friend one could ever know.
Shirley J. Oremland