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Silence of friends
Copyright George Papavgeris, Aug 2004

I've seen them sitting side by side
Relaxing from an afternoon's hard playing
Like grownups contemplating
All the trials of the day that has just been.
Their silence more deafening
For all the things it still seemed to be saying
As if those two could hear each other's
Thoughts and live inside each other's dream.

So young and inexperienced already
they possessed some greater wisdom
No need for empty words for them,
No need to build a bridge or break a fence.
Too much, or nothing left to say
No difference at all it made between them
Their simple hearts were close enough
To hear and speak the silence of friends.

I've seen them too in later life
Sharing a pint in quiet contemplation
No need for them to share a joke
Or tell a story just to pass the time.
Like trains that wait in parallel
Identical, but not in destination
Before the signal comes again
To send them to the next stop on their line.

Around them other customers
Were busy filling time with idle chatter
But just who was the happier
On your viewpoint I guess that it depends.
Too much, or nothing left to say
For these two mates it did not seem to matter
For their two hearts were close enough
To hear and speak the silence of friends.

Well met again my friend, it's been
too long since you and I have been together.
To catch up with each other's news
Would take us days, and just hours we can spare.
You went your way and I went mine,
Yet we are still two birds of the same feather
So much has happened since last time,
I see it in the colour of your hair.

The stories that we have to tell
Would fill at least a day with pleasant banter
But I prefer to simply sit
Enjoying being with you till this day ends.
Too much, or nothing left to say,
Between us such a thing would never matter
Because our hearts are close enough,
To hear and speak the silence of friends.

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