Broken Toys

We believe in fate

Love at first sight

Friendships that last

Through darkness

And the light


A drooping willow tree

Rustling leaves

Reminding us dearly

Of every breath

We breathed


Now time is short

Things don't last

Our toys get broken

Bedrooms hold memories

Of the past


Lives are forgotten

Stuffed animals aside

Love letters

Lost In

The whirling tide


In desolate hallways

Echos cascade

Where we used to run

Laugh, shout

And play


Tatty notebooks

Pencils and pens

Scrawled inky names

Of our long

Missed friends


Hang up that school tie

Tie it in knots

Fumble through drawers

Of a time

We all forgot


Skipping ropes abandoned

Schoolyard alone

There's always a voice

At the end

Of the phone


A cherished listening ear

When I am in need

Somebody there

Who's not shy of

A good deed


My soul is always open

My heart is there too

Tears of a bad time

Times you've both

Helped me through


All those fading letters

Of poems passed

Elegant words

I know will never

Manage to last


One day they will vanish

Away on the breeze

Finding their shelter

Under that

Willow tree


But these words are spoken

Right there from my heart

That spot in the middle

That never wants

To be apart


So hang up that school tie

Give me your hand

As we walk together

Across the

Warm sand


These are the memories

We'll keep to ourselves

Placing them high

On those far

Dusty shelves


Pull them down when we need them

Whenever we're alone

Those happy memories

Of a deep friendship

We've known...

(Dedicated to Danny and Sid...Luff you always guys xXx)