August 8th, 2011

autumn leaves

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I love this poem by Charles Hanson Towne. It's quite sad but very true.

Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end.
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I 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.
We were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired 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 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.