Around the corner

Around the corner I have a friend,

In this great city that has no end.

Yet the days go by, and weeks rush on,

and before I know a year is gone.

And I never see my old friend’s face,

for life is swift and a terrible race.

He knows I like him just as well,

as in the days when I rang his bell

and he rang mine.

We were younger then

and now we are busy, tired men.

Tired of playing a foolish game, 

tired with trying to make a name.

“Tomorrow” I say, “I will call on Jim”,

Just to show that I’m thinking of him.

But tomorrow never comes

and tomorrow goes,

And distance between us grows and grows.

Around the corner… Yet miles away,

“Here’s a telegram sir…”

…”Jim died today”.

And that’s what we get and deserve in the end,

Around the corner, a vanished friend.

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