Don’t Neglect Friends

Jim Died Today!


“Around the corner I have a friend

In this great city that has no end;

Yet days go by, and weeks rush on,

And before I know it a year has 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 I rang his bell,

And he rang mine. We were younger then,

And now we’re busy, tired men;

Tired with playing a foolish game,

Tired with trying to make a name.


‘Tomorrow,’ I say, I’ll call on Jim,

Just to show that I’m thinking of him.’

But tomorrow comes, and tomorrow goes,

And the distance between us grows and grows.


Around the corner — and 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.”


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