best friends forever

they'd started school the same day
learned to read together
competed in spelling tests
and on the school's sports fields
one always trying to better the other

they even lived close
just a block apart
their mothers had
gone to the same school -
knew one another slightly

all through the years
even when walking different paths
parallel to one another
vowed to remain
best friends forever

news came one day
that one was unwell
leukaemia they said
needs a blood transfusion
straight away, no time to wait

the other immediately
offered comfort
but more than that
offered precious bone marrow
no thought to the pain

the comrades lay side by side
dressed in matching surgical gowns
one giving the gift of life
the other dying for it
their friendship forever sealed by blood




Comments:
 
Jan   Jan wrote
on 8/22/2009 10:46:52 PM
what a sad ending..a really good poem on true and genuine friendship..the last stanza blew me away..thanks for the read.. :)

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