Today A Friend My Age…

Leo Moko@leomoko

Today a friend my age died
Yesterday friends of my age were busily making plans for tomorrow
“Life they say is what happens when you’re busily making other plans”
Death is that thief that enters into your perfectly laid out plans uninvited
And living is the bitter sweet consequence of having survived life’s bitter seeds

Today a friend my age, had a child’s 20th birthday
and we all danced and sang the songs we remembered from our 16th birthday
Drunken with excessive memories of days we know will never again return
We look upon our horizon with days lesser in front than those long behind

Today a friend my age cried at the sight of his dying parent
Knowing not if the tears fall for the fallen parent or the sadness of a child left alone
Realizing now precious time spent on things so foolishly worshiped
Standing in a line that has not moved for decades
Waiting patiently for change to change our stagnancy
Weeping endless over lovers lost for chances never taken

Today a friend my age reminded me
I have life and time on the horizon
To spend with you worrying not about the tomorrows
not even the reality of today
For of all the songs we’ll ever sing and all the lovers we’ll ever kiss
Nothing is as sweet as this, nothing will ever again be this moment
Today a friend my age loved me and we smiled as we once did at 16.




Choose Living Over Existing(CLOE)Gender Free Writer(GFW), MartialArts-Auth"The Spirit That Guides Us" "Noir AM""The Lottery"

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