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I Once Had a Friend



I once had a friend
Whom I’d thought was best
Till one day I realized
He couldn’t pass that test

Gone are the days
Of teenage jokes
Fast forward to maturity
Unless you conceal a hoax

A grown man
Should know respect
That its earned and given
When of it you can reflect

Oh, how he loved to
Snort and fart
From his immature youth
He just refused to part

Yes, growing up has its drawbacks
No excuses for being an idiot
The unwritten rule, you must grow up
It never occurred to you, did it?

“Real men don’t write poetry”
Of this he implied
“And what do you know
Of being a real man?”, said I

Some friendships last a lifetime
And some suddenly end
I wonder if you ever knew
You once had a friend

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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