Of Distance and Friendship
In the distance I see summer, While the world was winter ridden, I walked along the ridges of borders, Not singled out by Man nor Beast. In the distance, I see the face of sorrow, While everywhere happiness reigned, I hear not the cries of hunger, I see not the face of pain. Where do I begin, To trace the beginning, When care was forsaken, And neglect Laid claim to a Man’s fate. While someone, somewhere hungered for a friend, I said I can be your friend, For I have never been blind, Or denied a hand stretched out in friendship. He says to me, Not the distance or the hour can deny a man his freedom; The freedom of speech, The freedom to live, The freedom to friendship, The freedom to love, The freedom to gain the world’s wisdom, The freedom TO BE. Shobana Gomes is a poet, essayist, lyricist, novelist and translator. She has translated the legendary poet and freedom fighter Jose Marti's Golden Tales from English to Bahasa Malaysia for the Cuban Embassy in Malaysia. Her books can be found on Amazon. Visit her free and discounted Ebook store, Shobana's Book Station, https://shobanabookstation.blogspot.com for some earth-shattering stories and fables to keep you enthralled and entertained. When she is not writing, Shobana creates beautiful poetic memorabilia for special occasions. Her favorite slogan for the moment is, Live and Let Live. Her website address is: https://simplyshobana.net.