James Wright


An Old Friend - Poem by James Wright

An Old Friend

I rarely write words that have meaning
But lately my soul has been beaming

It was a very short time ago
I recieved news that made my blood flow

A friend from far back in my past
Had come to surface long at last

Her face was as it was then
Her hair, eyes, nose, and even chin

It made me realize what I had lost
Finally our paths had once again crossed

She meant the world to me when we parted
And now our friendship had been restarted

Young love was in the starting phase
But that love was back in those past days

Our friendship had never completely died
But for me childhood love was still inside

Though we've grown and both now married
The feelings I harbor I have always carried

Nothing will ever change our two lives course
I know it was set by an almighty force

Ultimately God himself will always show
What we should do and the path that we go

But I cannot deny I have at times aspired
To have the love my childhood desired

But I know that is simply out of the question
And would be met by even my own objection

So if I had a chance to see her again
I would hug her tightly and remember then

Remember the wonderful times that we had
The good, the indifferent, the joy and the sad

Hopefully when old and weary I will always recall
The girl who gave me the best friendship of them all


Comments about An Old Friend by James Wright

  • (2/1/2010 4:07:00 AM)


    mister your poem is awesome.....
    you really know a lot and the poem itself touched me..
    keep up the good work! ^^
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  • (2/1/2010 3:47:00 AM)


    Mr. Wright,
    I often look for talent on this website and I am quite impressed. If you have no experience with poetry you are a natural. This girl must have been something special to you because they often say poetry comes from the soul. If you let your soul speak, then the result is poetry. It may be a coincidence that you have the same name as a famous poet, but it is also potentially fate because that is amazing poetry. With a little training you could be a poet that stands well above others. If your first line is true that you rarely write, then you need to do so more often thus sharing your talent.
    -David Harris
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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (1/31/2010 5:04:00 AM)


    Lovely! I like the start, the story opens with memories and an expectation, then a probability which was later resolved, and the last line completing the writer's dillema. Great idea and format, well-constructed and enjoyable to read.10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 2, 2010


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