Ms. Edington  

rm_unlistedone 67M
3832 posts
5/25/2006 1:21 am

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Ms. Edington

Ms. Edington's Ways...

We laughed and played as children,
Summer days, Autumn evenings.
You would play cowboys with me,
and I would wait for you,
when you had chores to do.

There was always
bikes to ride,
a new adventure
down by the quiet stream...
and images
to make out of the clouds,
while lying together in the field.

We were pals...
friends of the bestest kind.
And there never
was a need
for anyone else.

The world was a playground
for us,
with laughter, and joy...
and a few scratched knees.
I just knew
we'd be this way...
(We even promised it, that way.)

But the Summers
and the Autumns
turned those seasons...
to years...
and we found
other past times.

You grew up
along with me
and the day
finally came...
You were off
to college up north,
and I heading
to find...
I'll never know.

I kidded you once
while you played
teacher, so long ago...
in our tree house classroom.
Ms. Edington
is sure strict!
And Ms. Edington
sure has her ways.

Now, it was to be real.

I found myself
(I'm still not sure
I found it.)
And in those days
looking around the world,
I lost sight of you,
(Ms. Edington...
and her ways.)

The years
were mixed...
with joys and sadness,
and promises
that were never kept.
And in the quiet times,
the times when I looked
for a friend...
you were in the
back of my mind.

But, I couldn't find you...
for after school
you really disappeared.
Some say out west,
others said, no...
I think she went
to Nashville...
or Memphis, perhaps.

Why did we
have to waste
all those years
with pain...
and not enough
joy to keep us warm?
When what
we needed
we already had...
together... back in those easy days.

So, our journey
through life continued...
each on our separate path.
Only to wind up
with Spring starting anew.

You were busy
getting things
out of your car...
while I was walking past...
I stopped and offered help,
and then the smile
came over your face...
and the joy captured
within my eyes.

I knew at that moment
that time had served us well.
For it brought us
back together...
where we should have been
all along.

Where have you been
all my life?
The question you asked
hung between
us two.
The answer was easy,
I had been searching
my whole life...
so I could get back
to this moment...
this place in time...
and find

Two kids playing
enjoying the Summer's day...
Two friends
with promises to keep,
finding each other at last.

The days
of cowboys,
and waiting...
imagining the clouds together.
The days of
Ms. Edington's ways...
the days
of laughter
and tears...
of being in love...
and not knowing...
until our time had finally

© copyright unlistedone 2006

rm_unlistedone 67M
2718 posts
5/25/2006 1:29 am

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic... just stretching some new found wings. hug, unlisted

VATraveler1948 69M

5/25/2006 5:41 am

Awesome expression of a feeling that I'm sure that each of us have had. I'm so glad that the story ends on a positive note! Good job!

HBowt2 60F

5/25/2006 4:04 pm

thoughts we all have had...the wondering what if...glad yours ended with what was...

rm_unlistedone 67M
2718 posts
5/26/2006 11:34 am

You're right. I'm sure we all had these thoughts. And yeah, this time, the ending came out happy... but did it?

Like I said to Va, it did come out all right... this time.

But, I was also thinking... there is so much more to this that wasn't said. Two whole lives lived... with more to live. Care to hear more about

"Ms. Edington's Ways...?"

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