Around the Corner by C.H. Towne

These days, there is a an advertisement playing on Indian television channels, singing how the wheels of world just go on rotating and human beings caught in their motions become machines too.

How true that is. We have all become like machines and just go on running according to our set routines, too busy to even halt for a minute and take time out to say a cheery hello to those who don’t form a part of our motions.

The world is shrinking, as they say. Why then are we moving so far apart from each other?

Jyoti.

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~*~ Around the Corner~*~

By: – Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949)

Around the corner I have a friend,

In this great city that has no end,

Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,

And before I know it, a year is gone.

And I never see my old friend’s face,

For life is a swift and terrible race,

He knows I like him just as well,

As in the days when I rang his bell.

And he rang mine but we were younger then,

And now we are busy, tired men.

Tired of playing a foolish game,

Tired of trying to make a name.

“Tomorrow” I say! “I will call on Jim

Just to show that I’m thinking of him.”

But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,

And distance between us grows and grows.

Around the corner, yet miles away,

“Here’s a telegram sir,”…. “Jim died today.”

And that’s what we get, and deserve in the end:

Around the corner, a vanished friend.

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