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My Lifelong Friend

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My Lifelong Friend

Post  Sue McDonald on Mon Nov 07 2011, 02:18

Many many years ago,while I was still quite young
I met a girl named Sarah, who was my school friend and my chum
Not much time together, as certain friendships go
but to us it seemed a lifetime,friendship cherished made us glow

We went to school together and knew each others thoughts
we went for country bike rides, be carefree and laugh and talk
we sat in class together,got into trouble too
where ever there was Sarah,you knew there would be Sue

We went away on holiday, with her family I stayed,
we felt at peace and happy in Cornwall where we played,
along the soft sand beaches, with frothing waves so cool,
we left behind the school days,where children were so cruel.

Then suddenly we parted, my family moved away
I couldn't see my friend, for many many days
We had to move to London, where once she came to stay
we had grown up, just slightly, no longer did we play

Time passed by so quickly,I met my love named Ken
I wondered, where was Sarah, would I see her again
(though I didn't know it, thousands of miles away,
a gentleman named Ken, had also come her way)

We lost touch so quickly, I think I saw her once
and that was with our baby, when we turned up unannounced
don't rememember much about it, just know that we went there
wanted her to see my husband, just wanted her to share

in the joy that I had found,now that I was a mum
want to share all of my dreams, with my schoolyard chum
can't remember her reaction, when I said our babys name
''Sarah'' she's named '' Sarah'' I named her Sarah-Lou

I don't know if my friend knew or not,how much she meant to me
not all my days were happy then, she helped me feel care free
we didn't have to say a word, a look and we would know
so Sarah was my babys name, then she would always be with me

Many years have flown, we moved to a different land
I wondered about Sarah, where was my dear old friend
I had searched in lots of places, her name I could not find,
and though I did not give up, to not look was far more kind.

As time has turned the pages, children have children to
so now I am a grandma, ummm !!
wonder what Sarah is doing ?

The laptop came in handy, tapping away one day
thought maybe she's on facebook...no..ok try another day
searched through all the school sites, just could not find her name
not finding my friend Sarah, was driving me insane !

Then one day clicked on one site, a grammer school in Wales
it brought up half a picture, a young girl on her ski's
thats her my mind was racing, I know she went away
a skiing trip to Austria, she was gone to many days

My finger it was shaking, with excitment, also fear
what if she doesn't remember me? what if its not all clear
''Hi my name is Sue, do you remember me ?
we went to the same school, we were happy and care free

clicked to send my message, hoping this was her
then a few days later,came back message please be more clear
I knew her mum was Joan, knew her sisters name as well,
I remember all our bike rides, theres so much I want to tell,

she asked me certain questions, to which I did reply
this is my best friend Sarah, to each other were no lies
38 years of friendship kept alive with just our thoughts
we didn't have to say a word we didn't even try

tears were flowing freely, as we typed and miss spelt words
fingers couldn't move as fast, as my ears would hear the words
thoughts were flooding freely through excited minds
catching up on what we missed,revealing all our finds

Its a friendship thats so special, still pure with love and trust,
though miles apart in distance,as close as two beating hearts
is a friendship I so hope my daughter will find and cherish for life
a friendship that I'll always treasure, our souls no more apart !

© by Sue McDonald

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Re: My Lifelong Friend

Post  Lucie on Mon Nov 07 2011, 02:32

absolutely wonderful Sue...choked me up...sooooo glad you found your friend

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Re: My Lifelong Friend

Post  jinettyx on Mon Nov 07 2011, 02:47

Sue...as always..a fantastic writer!! I too am so glad that you found your life-long friend! It's a wonderful feeling .... may you never lose touch again!!
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Re: My Lifelong Friend

Post  BC Williams on Mon Nov 07 2011, 04:32

Such heart rendering writing Sue. I have an adult friend - we were best friends for ten years. Things went sour between us; her daughter's life drove a wedge. But that special earmark of great friendship touched me in a way only another woman can truly understand. GREAT heart writing Sue. Thank you for sharing this special piece with your new gal pals!

Hugs, bev
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Re: My Lifelong Friend

Post  Sue McDonald on Mon Nov 07 2011, 16:46

Thankyou so much girls, for the beautiful feedback, this poem and the persons in it mean so much to me .....thankyou once again give flowers
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