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 Β© 2015

29 thoughts on “Friends

  1. 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.

    1. 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! β™₯

  2. 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

    1. 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. πŸ™‚ Have a great week, too, and I’ll try not to work too hard. πŸ™‚ Hugs!

  3. 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

    1. 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…β™₯ xo

    1. 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.

    1. 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! πŸ™‚ β™₯

  4. 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.

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