Wednesday, May 11, 2011


One of my close friends from college emailed this to me today and it really got me thinking.  Do you have anyone in your life that you used to be really close with and now that you’ve grown up and have “big girl” jobs and responsibilities, you just have lost touch?  Well, this is kind of what happened between me and my friend and after reading this poem, I immediately made plans for us to have a phone date to catch up this Sunday.

I encourage you to read this and remember to always say what you mean.  If you love someone, tell them. 

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 friends 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 but 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 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.

Like I mentioned before…remember to always say what you mean.  If you love someone, tell them.

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.


  1. You are so right! I do love friends that you can pick up right where you left off though, after being apart. My best friend Angela moved away to North Carolina 7 years ago and we've stayed in touch all these years. Sometimes we get busy and go the longest time without talking to each other, but when we do it's just the same as always!

  2. Love this! So true! I have tons of friends who I spent every hour of every day with in high school and we rarely get together now! I do have a friend who I have known since we were 3 or 4 and we lose touch but when she's back in town it's like she never left! Those are the best kinds of friends!