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We Were Children Together

ImageSmall we were once, we laughed, we played we rolled in the grass Got wet in the rain. Walked through gullies forbidden, Find paths that were hidden, Roamed the wild woodland. Swam the roaring rivers grand. Pulled sweet sugar cane from moving tucks as they passed along the plain. Made traps for barble doves, Cooked them in sardine tins, washed it down with water from the spring. Tickled each other until we felt the joy, the pain, the laughter, used each other’s toothbrush, Washed each other’s feet. We had no inhibitions, No secret ambitions. Free and spirited Grabbing all the joy life afforded.

 We grew a little more Stood up for each other so we could explore. Each experiencing individuality, as we grew to face our reality. Our paths changed, as we sought to create a niche in society to find our own identity. To support our basic financial necessity, A nurse, a teacher, an operator, an engineer, a doctor or a lawyer. Whichever and whatever path we choose we supported each other selflessly as we each took our course. We bloomed into adulthood, choose our mates some not so kosher, shhh, let me not commentate. Walked the path, we Created our fate and locked our gates Time seemed to be the master whatever was the disaster. Were there still seasons to be there for each other? Was there still time to give and make life better? We even wrote a few letters.

But somehow and somewhere Life proved it was a challenge. We got busier every day. Distance separated us in many ways. We let down the guard, we opened the avenues and the whiplash was wicked, the results inevitable. I miss the joy of your presence in my life. Not just to pay a bill or to pick up when I spill, but your influence sweet your spirit true, the best there is of you. I love you no matter what, that’s our life and we cannot change that. In spite of all there was, is and will be. We are bonded by our blood, cemented by our circumstances, preserved by our past, fired up for the future. We will make it and once again share heart felt laughter. Never to part, oh the sweet welcome from each heart, will be joy and joy forevermore.



I climbed a terrible fatal hurdle today

I just realized that I had no friends

Only persons who want to use me

Use me to the very end

Even when upon a broken knee I bend

I took on the struggle all by myself

I got a deep wound in all respects

No one no one not one

To defend

God was indeed merciful

I begged for mercy

And that I got

In measures that friends did not


Even when my heart bled

And my case I fed

I laid it plain and 

I laid it straight


The jail house would be my home

For another 60 days or so

But was that power enough

To drag them to action

No it was not

They crawled on their bellies

Waiting for the death action


I was left to the wolves

of the cold system by friends

Who lingered and pandered

At the brook of circumstances

While I felt in my brain

Prison’s cold grasp,

Choking life into death.


Today it all shattered to pieces

My friends turned fiend

They bat their eyes saying

I will understand

But they never did

Some was too bugged down

With effortless shouts

Others crossed at my incessant plea

It’s so obvious they did

Not understand me.


But like the mercy I received today

I hope I can repay

By extending an olive branch

To mend and heal brokenness

To exonerate in gentle jumps

To reduce this hardened lump

Lord show to me the path