Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Reunion

Image Source: Buchanan

I wrote this poem following a reunion I attended last week.

The Reunion

One by one they file in
a quick cheer, insults traded
firm hard shakes, back slaps,
the call for another pint.
A roll call of sorts;
'whose arriving? when?'
Old friendships rekindle instantly
time itself rewound.
The circle and volume grow
tall tales and beers flow
onlookers eavesdrop and wonder;
for this form of friendship
is too special for ordinary folk,
these comrades share bonds
stronger then the very lives they tie.

John Carré Buchanan
25 June 2017

2 comments:

  1. Hi John, I can understand the camaraderie in this fine piece after you telling me about your reunion. Lets hope the next one's not too far away.

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    1. Thanks Julian, glad you liked the poem. I must admit I'm looking forward to the next one myself!

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