Treasure Island

Carolyn Ford Witt

(1943 / Indiana USA)

My Childhood Friend Forever

My Childhood Friend Forever

You are here within my heart
Though you're so far away
For I think about the fun we had
Each and every day.

When we were just as children
Imagination to compare
We'd change our thoughts like clothing
And we would soon be there.

One day we'd be a princess
With golden locks so long
The next we'd each be singers
Trilling God's immortal song.

On our horse, we'd be a cowpoke
Riding on a Western trail
Rounding up some cattle
Neither of us could fail.

We had dolls that we did nurture
Dressed in frills and lace galore
And with our imagination
We had so very much more,

But as we grew, life changed us
And, for sure, we grew apart.
These days, as age descends us,
I still have you in my heart.

So when your thoughts may wonder
And your memories reconvene,
I hope you will remember
The things that we have seen

And with our imagination
These things we can compare
And in each and every thought,
We Two, will both be there.

We'll be those young girls with long brown hair
And a Summer to have fun
With suntanned skin and not a care
In youth, our bodies run.

We will forget that age descends
And we are so far apart
For imagination concurs all
As I still have you in my heart.

Author: Carolyn Ford Witt


Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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This is about two inseparable young girls whose parents had stores side by side in a tiny 1 horse town in rural Indiana. They spent every summer together playing and being kids. As teens they were separated., one in Indiana - the other in Missouri. But true friendship never dies.

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