Around The Corner

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Around The Corner

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 it, a year is gone.

And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell.

And he rang mine but we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.

“Tomorrow” I say! “I will call on Jim
Just to show that I’m thinking of him”,
But tomorrow 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.

A poem by Charles Hanson Towne

Source of the comic: Zen Pencils By Gavin Aung Than 


⭕ If you want the companionship of another person at a level that you refer to it as friendship, you have to do things the other person’s way sometimes. You have to take their feelings into consideration. You have to be mindful of what they want out of the association. You have to keep their welfare in mind. If you do all that, then you are being a friend, and they will be inclined to reciprocate and be friendly to you as well. Your best friend will make you laugh the hardest, and will be there for you through rough times.

⭕ “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson — In friendship, what matters most is not what you get, but what you give. Don’t get caught up focusing on what  your friends do for you and don’t. Pay attention to what you give to  the relationship. All you got to do is, do your part and do it good. Your duty is you and not your friends. People can demand so much of us, and we demand much of ourselves, but at the end of the day, sometimes all we’re searching for is simple companionship.

Around the corner idiom can refer to three things:

  • On the other side of a street corner.
  • Nearby, a short distance away.
  • Very soon, imminent or going to happen soon.

In this post my thanks go out to all my wonderful true friends!

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