Susan Lacovara

Veteran Poet - 1,734 Points (1963 / New York)

To The Girl Across The Street


You were my very first friend
With sunlit yellow hair,
which directly complimented my dark mane
We were a pair, uniquely different...
but, oh so much alike
In our search for childhood adventures...
we forgot to count hours
and sang our way through summer days
in a harmony that, now, has spanned
almost half a century....

It has been you, all along
knows how to bring about my laughter...
You, who has remained loyal
in your acceptance of my every fault...
And I can still return
to the playground of yesterday
and find you as my companion,
Best Friend....

Time has tamed us, just a little
Fate has brought about changes, unexpected...
Life has placed miles, but NEVER distance
between our everydays...

Where have the countless calendar days gone?

In my heart we will always be skipping
To the much loved 45's, from AM radio...
We'll pretend to be as grown up
as our older siblings
and share our dreams for the future,
while trying out the latest dance steps
stowed away, in each other's rooms

You went away, to become a wife and mother
(Something I am sure, your own mother applauds,
while sipping tea, with my mother, in heaven)
And I remain, on the Island of Long
not very far from where our friendship was forged...
Thinking sweetly, remembering kindly, missing always
The Girl Across The Street....

Submitted: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, February 16, 2015

Topic of this poem: friendship


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(12/28/13) For Jayne...I wish I could be there, sharing my birthday wishes, in person. For all my days, you will be my first friend...and the one who will last a lifetime! Hope this finds you smiling, dancing and toasting the New Year ahead, and forever young. I love you pal...Happy Birthday Baby! ! !

Comments about this poem (To The Girl Across The Street by Susan Lacovara )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,511 Points Godfrey Morris (2/16/2015 9:01:00 PM)

    Awesome poem. You touched me with your words this is what true love is. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Savita Tyagi (2/16/2015 4:50:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem written for a friend. True friendship survives the test of time, distance and changing life patterns. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,251 Points Sandra Feldman (2/16/2015 3:27:00 PM)

    A beautiful portrait of a cherished friendship that so vividly still lives in you.
    So well written, one feels the friendship, memories and love.
    Excellent, really loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (2/16/2015 10:47:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem to a much cherished friend. Well worthy of the accolades given. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,755 Points Bernard Snyder (2/16/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    Wow! Incredible poem! Thanks for sharing. A great expression of the wonderful girl across the street! ! Also, congrats on being chosen 'poem of the day'! Well deserved! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,211 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/16/2015 8:53:00 AM)

    True friendship is absolute, I feel. An excellent tribute to true friendship. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,211 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/16/2015 8:52:00 AM)

    True friendship is absolute, I feel. An excellent tribute to true friendship. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,394 Points Brian Stafford (2/16/2015 7:22:00 AM)

    very nice, your friend is privileged to have a friend like you! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,287 Points Cigeng Zhang (2/16/2015 5:56:00 AM)

    A touching poem.I really loved this work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,855 Points Kim Barney (2/16/2015 5:31:00 AM)

    I love this. It really conveys a feeling of true and lasting friendship. Lucky is the person who has a friend like the one described here. I'm voting it a ten. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,175 Points Paul Reed (2/16/2015 3:48:00 AM)

    Beautifully and openly expressed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 408 Points Anthony Burkett (1/29/2014 6:36:00 AM)

    Memories and thoughts of friendship... I believe that's how we time travel and remember what it was like to be young... and that is a blessing... you brought youth back into my thoughts with your words... Quite a nice feeling... thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 149 Points Laurie X3 (1/4/2014 8:56:00 PM)

    This made me cry this is so beautiful. Sounded like me and my best friend Terry I met when I was eight. She is so beautiful her large round dark eyes and dark shiny hair. We looked opposites but always felt as sisters. Thank you for sharing such a precious friendship. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rishabh Bidya (1/1/2014 4:55:00 PM)

    Wow! ! Great work, Susan! ! ! : D (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,927 Points Khairul Ahsan (12/31/2013 12:39:00 AM)

    I am touched by the warm tribute you have paid to your long lasting friendship with 'The Girl Across The Street'. Such friendship is priceless!
    'we forgot to count hours
    and sang our way through summer days
    in a harmony that, now, has spanned
    almost half a century....' - It's such a pleasure to reminisce on this kind of memories!
    'Life has placed miles, but NEVER distance
    between our everydays...' -So beautifully said, poetic indeed!
    'Thinking sweetly, remembering kindly, missing always
    The Girl Across The Street.... ' - Very sweetly said.
    May you have unending peace and love! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Uriah Hamilton (12/29/2013 8:55:00 PM)

    A lovely read, nice to have such an enduring friendship. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/29/2013 10:08:00 AM)

    Loaded with love and longing that captures the heart. Well done my friend, (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (12/28/2013 7:13:00 PM)

    This is truly beautiful, sensitive and touching..i really loved this, sound like flower remember how to smile again...such a fresh memory that always good to remember...Susan, i hope both of u will have great moment forever from past to upcoming days :) wonderful time and poem... :) _Soul (Report) Reply

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