Those were the days of laughter beneath the sun
Conversations that always seemed undone
Continuations when timing was right
Long deep confessions into the night
Those were the days of enduring inseparability
The future was ours with a wealth of possibility
Of stories told and falling tears and necessary trust
Now in our hands lie only remnants of dust
Lauren Scott © 2015
29 thoughts on “Friends”
Those were the days my love, we thought would never end…your poem is as lyrical, Lauren…best wishes.
Raj, I always love your musical comments, thanks, my friend! 🙂
Oh Lauren, there you go again, bringing back memories of what was and sometimes still. Made me remember some of my dear friends, our stories never seemed to have an end. Especially this one friend, we had a special day in a week, we met and laughed as well as cried.. We called it wet Wednesday, because it was.
Thank you so much for the reminder. Bless your heart.
I love “wet Wednesday” Maureen, and the time you had together sounded very special. I’ve been a bit melancholy, thinking of old friendships that have faded. It’s a part of life; some relationships last and others don’t, but even realizing that doesn’t erase the sadness. I’m so glad you enjoyed this reminder and I appreciate your beautiful comment, too. Sending much love! ♥
Wow – Absolutely beautiful. The dust must have been quite beautiful too…
Thank you so much and yes, the dust was beautiful…
THis is awesome Lauren! I felt it and related to it very deeply as I sit here with a hand full of dust lol.
All good though
Thanks, Scott! The first verse sat in my pending folder for awhile and the second verse was written this morning. 🙂 I’m glad to hear all is good!
Very eloquent Lauren. I love to think back to the friendships I had in high school, we would have done anything for each other, we were so close. What fun we had too and SO MUCH laughter. As Stephen King has said, “you never have friends again like the ones you had in high school” or words to that effect. I agree.
The last lines made me sad but the “dust” is part of the cycle too. Happily, most of my old friends are doing well with careers and family…with lots of good years ahead hopefully, for all of us.
Have a sweet week and don’t work too hard! All the best with school and other projects. I’m sending you good wishes for much success. G
Thanks, Geraldine, and I’m on the same page as you with everything you said. I’ve been remembering a lot lately, hence, the poem. 🙂 Have a great week, too, and I’ll try not to work too hard. 🙂 Hugs!
Fabulous Lauren! I related to this! A friendship which almost died for thirty years turned to dust, was recently revived. It’s very different now but it’s okay; we still laugh and cry together. This poem could have been written for me 😊❤️ Xx
Thanks, Chris! It’s great that you and your friend have reunited even though the friendship is different. If you can still laugh and cry together then I would say it’s pretty solid. I’ve been thinking lately of lost friends and friendships, which is all a part of life…♥ xo
Time continues on no matter what. Sometimes it would be nice to stop it, at least for a while.
It sure does, Binky, and sometimes it would be nice to stop it. 🙂
There’s a sadness in that conclusion isn’t there? The inevitable decline and eventually dust.
There is a definite sadness, Ian, and although some friendships do fade, it still hurts a bit…but the memories are good and they are what we have to sustain us. Thanks for commenting! I’m back in college and not blogging as much, but I’ll visit you soon. I’ve always appreciated your support here.
Beautiful poem , Lauren, and warm coloured memories even there is a sparkle of sadness . It says it all. Love and hugs from across the blue pond ❤ xxx
Thanks, Francina! Yes, those memories keep us afloat even in the sparkles of sadness…I love your new gravatar and I hope all is well with you, my friend…sending love across the creek, too! 🙂 ♥
Thank you, dear Lauren. All is well here, I hope all is well with you all too. ❤ hugs xxx
Life is good here, too, my friend! 🙂 Hugs back! ♥
Beautiful words Lauren, reminds me of the carefree days of the sixty’s, life was an adventure growing up, love, laughter and romance all intermingled in adolescent years.
A few more lines there Lauren and you would have a song.
Best wishes for a beaut weekend.
Thanks so much, Ian! Yeah, those were the days, weren’t they? Have a wonderful weekend, too!
Best wishes to you Lauren.
Beautiful. Eloquent. Made me reflect on memories of old friends and days gone by.
Thanks so much, Michelle! I’ve been melancholy lately, thinking of the past. 🙂 Hugs to you, too!
memories to live over and over again. Lovely words Lauren.
Thanks so much, Kim! ♥
Wow right to the core of my heart😌
Thanks so much, Ericka! ♥