I met someone while taking a walk today
He smiled widely, called me by my name
My mind was blank, I shook his hand
His face his name never came
It has been a while, he said- – I know.
I did not, I lied, my face flushed
He said, the times we have had together,
Right? I could not reply, I’m crushed
I am thinking all the while—where
And who is this person that I’ve met?
You do not know me- he gave his name
I am mortified—with shame I am beset
Once a best friend, how could I forget?
Now I remember, the times we spent
Together while working and in play
I recall, how uncanny was his bent
He never forgot a name or face once met
I won’t forget the lesson, I’d lost in space
That day I met a ‘friend’ that I forgot
Take the time to file the name and face
You can’t tell–you may meet a ‘friend’
You do not know.
Copyright © 2010 Charles E. Frost
June 6 2010