It’s amazing how vast distance shrinks
When you meet an endearing friend for drinks!
We knew each other long ago
Both studying, we got to know…
The Sixties with its trendy ways
Short skirts and pub crawls; memory plays
Intriguing tricks when you grow older
Curiosity makes you bolder.
My friend arrived in Antipode
From England – made it his abode
And joy of joys, still keeps the link
We meet in New Year for a drink!
We’re older now – our paths diverged
A Granddad and an Aunt emerged
But the bond we made when we were young
Continues in the Ozzie sun!
(c) Poet in the woods 2014