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Soon you realize your friendship was held together
by strings that couldn’t withstand the distance 

Soon you realize it wasn’t friendship afterall because
when time tested it, it couldn’t come out strong

Soon you realize the friendship stood when the weather
was fair and airy but crumbled at the slightest earth shake 

Soon you realize the worth of your friendship
That it walked away when your purse had echoes



You are standing on the hard work
and loyalty of many
the least you can do is look down
to see how their backs
making you stand tall
How their sweat waters the floor
keeping you blooming
their sleepless night
keeping you from tripping
their knees bent to the floor
and hands grazed by the stones
the least you can do is look down
and appreciate them all
You are at the top of the pyramid
because many hands, shoulders and backs
support you

When the circle gets smaller

Our differences are too big
We have different believes
We aren’t the same height
We are at different levels financially,
spiritually an mentally
pride has gotten in the way

We are from different states and countries
You don’t trust that I’d never say an evil word behind your back
You dint trust that I’m praying for you
You don’t trust that I’d cry with you
I am married with a family to call my own
You are single and living as you like
or so it seems

We’ve gone to different parts of the world
We’ve grown to have different interests
Our hearts are chasing after different things
Our goals are reaching different nets
Our echoes of need traveling at different distances

You have fallen ill
So many medications and prescriptions by your side  stool
Frail and shrivel we have become
Time is no longer on our side
but we are clenching to every minute
and  any minute from now ,
We’d be unplugged
Returning to what eternity holds for us

These are when the circle gets smaller
It started with 10 of us at the play ground in our neighbourhood
A big circumference we had
then we became 7 at nursery,
6 at primary school, 5 at boarding school
4 at university, 4 at our various careers
fighting our differences fiercely
and distance with virtual messaging
now in the advanced world,
we lost one to age,
Now 3, we became a triangle

High school SweetHeart

We were young and in love
ok, may be in like
we could not get over the fact that we liked each other
hormones running wild and
our curious little hearts were feeling merry
our eyes danced at the sight of each other

The first stanza , i know
it’s all in my imagination
but i’d share our love story
just as it really is

We were like cat and dogs
i would ignore you at the sight of you
and even give you a mean stare
when i noticed your eye laid on me from afar;
during our after prep prayers in the dinning hall
or the time i sat in the choir
before the service began

When you were “struck” when i danced at a friend’s party
I had just joined high school
and accompanied my sister to her friend’s party
It was during the holidays
then we returned to school
and i heard someone had feeling for me

Although you were in a higher class
My senior?!
I was fierce and mean
the idea of being liked was irritating
i did not like you that much

Of course i was partly flattered
and it was beautiful when your sister spoke to me
when i told my friends about you
when i was called your name
also being spoken to about you by your classmates
it was a lukewarm feeling
but sometimes hot and sometimes cold

Now You’re my honeybunch, sugar plum
You’re my sweetie pie
You’re my cuppycake, gumdrop
Snoogums, boogums, you’re
The apple of my eye
Sorry i snatched those word out from a school sing along
but it best describes our hearts
and minds at that age

I have the letters you wrote to me
the messages you sent through your classmates
though not written,
are somewhere in my memory
a few imprinted in my heart

Few years forward,
to my kids :
let me tell you a story
about being his high school sweet heart