Happy Friendship Day

I was thinking of old friends today and how many of them
have slipped away. Moved, got married, or stopped calling
so much, found new friends, got busy, and just lost touch.

It reminded me of falling leaves.

Every autumn the leaves fall from the trees. Some stay
longer than others, but eventually - Each leaf must fall,
I'm told, leaving the tree alone to face the cold.

Why is it that in the time of utmost need the leaves would
seek to leave the tree? And when we need our friends around
us, we look and they cannot be found?

Of course these friendships come and go and in the spring
new leaves will grow. But I prefer autumn friends of old
with crackling laughter and colors bold.

It saddens me now I must admit how somehow, someway, I did
forget laughing with old friends of mine during summers
when the sun would shine.

And then I thought of you.

That one stubborn leaf that won't let go. That clings
despite the winds that blow. Fighting ice, and snow, and
winter's stings hanging on right through till spring.

So I guess that's what you are to me - The very last leaf
to leave the tree. I know it seems silly, but it's true.
When I see that last leaf...

I think of you...

Don't drift away... will you?

Happy Friendship Day

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