A Foggy Trip

Ocean wavesI am digging into my archives to post this poem until I have something else more current to post.  Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for reading.

This poem is about a trip I took with my best friend to work for the summer.  We had gone all through Catholic grade and high school together which took twelve years and had only graduated a short time before taking the trip.  We were going to the New Jersey shore to work as waitresses, then she was going back to school to become a nurse or as they called it then, “in training.”  My plans were a little more vague but I knew I had to get a job to support myself and help out at home.

We had a  wonderful time at the shore, getting jobs right away finding a boarding house to live in.  Unbeknownst to either of us, that would be our last time together as she and her family moved away soon after we returned from the trip and we never saw each other again.  But that is another story.

THE END OF A FRIENDSHIP

 We traveled by train to reach our destination

It was foggy most of the way

As the train pulled in, the fog was lifting

A sign of the good days ahead

We worked hard all the days we were there

It was more like a sort of play

In the evenings we danced until our feet hurt

Not noticing the blood till the end

We laughed, we cried, the time passed too quickly

And too soon we had to leave

Never knowing that this was our last time together

We frolicked on the train all the way

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