Francis Duggan

The Boys And Girls - Poem by Francis Duggan

The boys and girls I grew up with I may not see again
Quite young in my memory they ever remain
But I may not know them now were we to meet
We'd pass by as strangers on the big Town street
Some of the boys and girls I grew up with in eternal rest lay
They did not live on to slowly fade away
As old people do when their lives near an end
Us humans are mere mortals why otherwise pretend
Is there more to life than our desire for success
Than to live through seven decades of worry and stress
The boys and girls I grew up with remain young in my memory today
But like me they would look older time on us all does tick away
And if I met them today them I may not know
We may pass on the street without saying hello.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 12, 2008

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