March 2017 Photo Challenge – Day 2 A Corner

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We often don’t think about the corners of our homes or the corners in our lives. The photo challenge was to take a picture of a corner, so I did just that.

Let's not take another day to reach out to those we love.  You never know if you will have another day to share a laugh again.

I thought of a few corners in my house and consequently I found there are corners with rocking chairs and aloe vera and corners with doll houses.  There are corners with pillows and corners with books.  I hadn’t paid attention to how many corners in my house have chairs.  When thinking about what corner I should take a picture of, consequently I thought this corner the best for a photograph.   Even though I do not use it much it still has some memories to it.

When I look at this photo it reminds me of a poem found at allpoetry.com. After I found this poem, it brought memories and tugged on my heart. The poem is called Around The Corner written by Charles Hanson Towne.   It seems like a clock, some flowers and a chair are calling for a long lost friend to sit.

Here’s the poem:

Around The Corner

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 friends 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.

Let’s not take another day to reach out to those we love.  You never know if you will have another day to share a laugh again.
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