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Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Japanese Friend

My childhood home on Mountain Way in Rutherford, NJ

My Japanese Friend

  April 27, 2013
by Steven P. Velasquez
Once I was young,
As you were once too,
Turned many a page,

You too, now have aged
When I ran, skipped and played,
My face feeling hot,
You offered me shade, home base, a cool spot
As my roots grew deep,
Long, strong and wide
Yours did so too,
Mine from within, yours outside

Oh beautiful friend, we've endured much together,

Watched changing seasons,
Harsh and warm weather

Protect the next family,
Watch over their lot,
Offer them shade - home base - a cool spot

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