friendships / humor / internet

Looking Through Rose-Colored Glasses

You had to get out

those rose colored glasses

head down memory lane

thinking it sweet like molasses

How but how did these

people become strange?

Nope, you never imagined

how much they did change

Friends a long time ago,

friends no more

Couldn’t get gone fast enough

couldn’t find the door

Just kept thinking

is this really who?

Now a bit senile and crazy

and republican too!

The ones who used to live outward

expecting more

Now seem to be shallow

uncertain bores

The guru, the rocker,

where did they go?

Those rose-colored glasses

tell us it is so

The only thing certain

is unending change

Keep those past people

under wraps,

let them be strange


In today’s world it is possible to find probably almost anyone that a person used to know.  I wrote this poem for a friend who looked up a few people from his past and found out the hard way that many times they are no longer the same people they once were.  That being said, do you think it might be best to, as they say, “let sleeping dogs lie….” ?


11 thoughts on “Looking Through Rose-Colored Glasses

  1. Oh Lana, I so share this sentiment. I can’t tell you how many of my friends ‘went straight’ on me. Ha, ha! Yes, let sleeping dogs lie. You’re not going to change them. Stay friendly if you want but keep your distance. You may catch glimpses of the same old, same old, but don’t get your hopes up.

  2. I would say let the sleeping dogs lie. People change over the years. Even your path would have a taken turn. Though recollection of the past can bring a smile as well a sens of nostalgia.

  3. The lesson is learned by going to your first high school reunion after 50 years. You then know that if you choose to lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. Memories are best step as memories. Good or bad they don’t hurt one little bit, not like reality.

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