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Childhood Friend (Poem)

I seen a childhood friend tonight
And I remembered you
You were trying to change the world
And paint it shades of grey and blue
I always kind of wondered
Which way the wind
Finally threw you
Always kind of wondered
If kindness found its way
To kill you too
I seen a childhood friend tonight
And I remembered you

I seen a childhood friend tonight
And I remembered me
Did I turn out half as bad
As you´d hoped I´d be?
Wondered if you could still see me
Buildings castles by the sea
Wondered if it´s just time that leaves me
Clinging to these desperate memories
I seen a childhood friend tonight
And I remembered me

Listen to the preacher from the east end
Convicting realism on the mend
With power to set local trends
Over those the earth must bend
Inheriting personal resurrection
With indifferent political conviction
Leaving apparent misdirection
Spent down upon a red sea of carpet
Biblically barren, permanently parted
Past congregation walls with last rites of sin
Left to street and market

Listen to demonstrators from the west of Thames
Disrespecting idealism that needs to spend
Filing weather reports for global conference
Asking all their children, ¨Can this really be the end¨?
Listening to themselves destroy the innocence of men
Stuck inside the rain with umbrellas folded again
The sermon on the mount their final sentence

I seen a childhood friend tonight
And I knew you were there
In every breath of reference
Seen a childhood friend tonight
Knew you were smiling
Down on every suffering contest
I seen a childhood friend tonight
But it made no difference

Childhood Friend (Poem)

hudson

Kingston Heights, New Zealand

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