We Have Been Friends Together

WE have been friends together,
In sunshine and in shade;
Since first beneath the chestnut-trees
In infancy we played.
But coldness dwells within thy heart,
A cloud is on thy brow;
We have been friends together—
Shall a light word part us now?

We have been gay together;
We have laugh’d at little jests;
For the fount of hope was gushing
Warm and joyous in our breasts.
But laughter now hath fled thy lip,
And sullen glooms thy brow;
We have been gay together—
Shall a light word part us now?

We have been sad together,
We have wept, with bitter tears,
O’er the grass-grown graves, where slumber’d
The hopes of early years.
The voices which are silent there
Would bid thee clear thy brow;
We have been sad together—
Oh! what shall part us now?

by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Comments (5)

I feel pleasure to revisit this magnificent poem! ...When despair hits hard/Pain kills your guard/Have hope till the last/In this soldier from the past..Wonderful creative talent you have! I would love to see many such creations from your sparkling pen!
A good start with a nice poem, Kumar H. You may like to read my poem, Love And Lust. Thank you.
Rich flow of thoughts embellished in poetic rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing Kumar.
It’s a fabulous poem carrying lucid poetic expression. I quote, “I am not a hero, but a man/So you don't have to be my fan/Instead what I want the world to know/Is that anyone can be a superhero”. Thanks for sharing! You may like to read my poem 'Ode to My Conscience'. Thank you
I am not a perfect soldier But a good man, I am Roger And I assure you as I depart Always have hope in heart Such a heart warming lines...10+++++++