We Might Have Been Friends

Discussion in 'Tall Tales & Fabrications' started by Bill Boggs, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Bill Boggs

    Bill Boggs Very Well-Known Member
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    I wish we had time, you and I
    to sit down and talk a spell
    about life and experience,
    good times and bad
    and the road we took
    getting here to this place.
    We’d talk about your country
    and mine, the things we like,
    about food and wine.
    talk about family and large dinners,

    It was things like that
    that molded us, gave us character,
    carried us through the hard times,
    like sickness and accidents,
    wars and loneliness,
    how we like the same things.
    It would’ve been good, we'd agreed
    to have known each other over the long haul,
    maybe as neighbors
    how we could’ve aided each other,
    gossiped together,
    helped out in times of sickness,
    and how we'd agree each in his own way,
    agreed silently, we liked each other,
    and puzzled to ourselves
    what might have been had we met earlier.

    We stand up.
    I say its been wonderful seeing you,
    getting to know you a bit.
    You say, Yes, its been a fine time we’ve had,
    so nice to sit and talk,
    get to know each other.
    We say goodbye and I walk to my car,
    thinking, a fine lady.
    I wish I could take her with me.
    You turn back to your loneliness,
    I drive back to mine.
     
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    That is lovely Bill full of wistfulness and very poignant thank you.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    ooooh Bill..is that a tall tale..or a reality?...very poignant I was right there with you at your meeting
     
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    awwwwwww !!! :(
     
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    Thank you kindly for such a lovely poem. Life is too short and we should enjoy now. I saw Forrest Gump this weekend and one scene stays with me. The scene is of his Forrest and his mother and she was dying. She said "with life there is death". It hit home so hard at this time. My Mom has a pace maker and she already has had one light heart attack already. I cried when I saw the scene and every time I remember it, I have tears in my eyes. Let's enjoy life all we can now for life is so short.
     
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    I think I heard your heart talking there. Definitely felt what might have been.
     
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    It emphasised my feelings towards my lovely Nan, I wish we had talked more and we could have shared
    her thoughts and feelings
     
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    I wish we could delete after a short period of time.
     
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    @Bill Boggs , I have had the pleasure of reading original poetry from two people who have had the soul of a poet. You, Sir, are one of them.
     
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    My, my, I say ah, my, my.
     
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  11. Shirley Martin

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    @Bill Boggs , is that a quote from Foghorn Leghorn? :D I think that is my all time favorite cartoon. I LOL at the one where Henry Hawk is dragging him off and he says, "Why you always trying to catch me, Boy?" Henry Hawk says, "Because I'm a chicken hawk and you're a chicken!" :D

    Is that second quote in your siggy yours?
     
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    If it is I didn't know it. It's what popped in me brain.
    And the comic Sans MS is mine, why do you asked. I always use it when writing on my computer. It doesn't always transfer when posted somewhere.
     
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    I asked because it made me smile. I like slightly mischievous people. They are a lot more fun than always serious people. :D
     
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    I'll make a note of that.
     
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