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Blog Prompt – June 6, 2008: Til we meet again.

Oh boy, what a prompt this one was, it took my breath away.  Things that have happened in the last few days tie in so well with this blog prompt.

I saw him last when I was seventeen, a few months before I joined the army.  He had come down to visit with one of his mates, it had been almost a year since I had seen him, and my heart skipped a beat when he walked into my work that night.  It was like when we had met the first time; I could feel my pulse quicken and my stomach fill with butterflies – but this time there was no chance of romance.  He was purely there for friendship, and I couldn’t pass that chance up either.

Then a couple of years ago I saw his name on the school friends reunited site and couldn’t resist contacting him.  He had never been far from my thoughts throughout the years.  He was the only boy who ever wrote poetry for me, the only boy who ever made me a tape of music – just for me.  And not just music from the radio, but melodies that he had composed himself, piano, trumpet, clarinet – the works.  I still have his poems and photos – we were so young.

And then the other night we talked again.  Over the net, we chatted for a couple of hours about kids, and family and how things had turned out for us both.  He hasn’t changed much, he still makes me laugh.  Our lives have gone on two different paths.

I will always have a special place in my heart for him, and now I think – I know – I still hold a special place in his.



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