Written for: Poetics Aside November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 20
Write a what I learned poem.
A truth that is learned in older age
regarding friends steadfast for years,
if learned in youth, would make you sage.
The time you spend at work with peers
is when the seeds of friendship are sown.
That’s why your eyes will pool with tears
when meeting someone you knew long ago,
whose life, like yours, took a different path.
So easy to relight that tarnished glow,
to realize acquaintances are not the same.
A history with a friend builds over time
when nurtured like a fireplace flame.
This is a lesson you will find;
seek out an old friend, mend frayed ties.