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DiabloViejo
04-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Go and see those friends you haven't seen in a while, hug them, and let them know you love and appreciate them.. because you never know when it may be too late. This lesson hit home today for me..one of my oldest, closest friends passed away from a stroke and heart attack. I am besides myself with grief and tears.

Around the corner I have a friend.
In this great city that has no end.
Yet days go by and weeks rush on,
And 'ere I know it, a year has 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 and tired men--
Tired with playing a foolish game.
Tired with trying to make a name.

"Tomorrow" I say, "I'll call on my friend,
Just to show I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes, and tomorrow goes,
And the distance between us grows and grows.

Aound the corner, yet miles away!
"Here's a telegram, sir!"
My friend died today!
And that's what we get and deserve in the end;
Around the corner-- a vanished friend.

--Anonymous

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Soflasnapper
04-09-2012, 08:07 PM
My condolences on your loss, and sympathies to the surviving family if any.

And your message is so true. Thanks for the reminder.

eg8r
04-09-2012, 09:19 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. I went to a funeral in support of a buddy of mine that lost his 22 year old brother. Life is short. My sister is currently, last we have heard, dying of cancer and given all the family problems there was no way I could miss going to see her in the hospital. A very close friend of mine at work passed over the Christmas holiday break and it just crushed me. Life is much to short.

By the way that pic is pretty awesome.

eg8r

Sid_Vicious
04-10-2012, 04:41 PM
True friends are a big loss, sorry to hear this news. I hope I go as fast when it is my time though. Ed, stick to your sister's side as much as you realistically can. Life will go on after she is gone, and you will carry some weight, if you know what I mean. martin

moblsv
04-10-2012, 07:42 PM
So sorry to hear that. I too just lost a friend, apparently to Spinal Meningitis, this last Saturday Night. These things take a while to sink in. It's hard to believe that he is really gone.

Gayle in MD
04-11-2012, 12:18 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Beautiful poem.

G.

DiabloViejo
04-12-2012, 10:14 PM
My sincere thanks to all of you for your kind words.