James J. Metcalfe - A Representative Metcalfe Poem

A Representative Metcalfe Poem

One of Metcalfe's poems is about "The Friends I Had":

I used to have some special friends
I do not have today
And many times I wonder why
We had to drift away.
I wrote them letters now and then
And some of them replied,
Yet gradually and casually
The correspondence died.
But every time I think of them
And hold them in my heart,
I wonder why they do not write
And why we had to part.

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