Long ago we met as teenage nurses
Shared hopes and dreams
And sun-filled days of youthful fun
Our special life-long friendship had begun.
Our paths diverged – we worked in different lands,
Marriage and kids – tragedy too.
We kept in touch, year after year –
Sisters forever, though never near.
Voices unheard for decades past
Appearance changed so much –
But how we felt was just the same
We always knew our trust would last.
Even when faith-changes came
And for a time took different paths –
Our love still strong, was just the same
As in those far off days, long past