Long time friends from childhood are special.
Relatives may hold a place in our heart.
Shared interests are often beneficial
When meaningful, enduring friendships start.

I enjoy connections with special folk
I’ve met across the many passing years,
Sharing anecdotes and stories that evoke
Laughter, sometimes confiding hopes and fears.

The warm greetings of friends are a treasure,
The respect and caring is such that I’m
Finding the company of friends a pleasure,
When catching up on intervening time.

Yes, we must meet together once again,
Sometime soon, over coffee, valued friend.

Bill Edmunds
June 2021