A Drink With A Friend

     I’ve just come to realize that drinking and friendships are a fairly common theme in my poems…. So here is a combo for you. Friendships need friends to keep them going, otherwise they just fade to memory!

     Call an old friend today, just to say hello.


A Drink With A Friend

 Last night I had a drink,

with my old friend,

we talked about the old times,

and laughed about our petty crimes,

and all the time and money,

we had spent.


I was reminded of a pretty girl,

a little red-head, as I recall,

who almost put an end,

to the two of us being friends,

but our friendship didn’t die,

it merely stalled.


But then the years, and incidents,

combined to separate,

the two of us pals,

and, we each met gals.

I guess that you,

might call it fate.


We lost touch along the way,

and how it happened, I don’t know,

first a day, and then a week,

then a month we wouldn’t speak.

And the years flew by,

until that day, a week ago.


Yes, just a week ago,

I got the news,

that, my friend was gone,

and a friendship long,

was mine, once more,

to lose.


But, I see him now more frequently,

and share a drink or two.

 In the nighttime, while I sleep,

it helps his memory, still to keep,

and to him I promise now,

a friend that’s true.


 Jack Downing

Mar. 2011




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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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