We had some mad times, us, back then,
but as time passed, I can’t pretend;
some of our mistakes I can’t defend!
However, we lived and we stayed true!
You touched my heart, you!
The time apart now brought to end,
and you’re back in my life, my dear old friend!
Shall not be parted again from you
through distance and time, friendship will stay true!
With thoughts of gratitude I now send;
YOU are in my heart!
It is Friday the 13th, and over on ‘Imaginary Garden with Real Toads‘ they are celebrating with Mary’s mixed bag Friday the 13th and four separate prompts. I chose to attempt the rondeau, a 13 line poetry form in three paragraphs: AABB AABBC AABBAC. C stands for the refrain, which is also the first half of the first line. Of course I cheated just the tiniest bit, but that’s why they call it poetic license, right?
I have just spent a few wonderful days with a friend from the past, and even though he’s now gone back home I’m still buzzing with the feeling of being cared for, for just who I am. There’s nothing romantic about it, just simple and at the same time complicated friendship. To not be alone, and still be yourself. And it touches my heart.