Old Folks Day

This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.

Couple in Haughton Green, Cheshire, England in 1999.

“Old Folks Day”

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My dear friends and comrades;

One year has passed away

Since we met here before

To celebrate Old Folks Day.

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There has been lots of changes

All around we know;

But this day comes to cheer us,

As the years come and go.

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The days and hours seem to drag;

But the years go swiftly by

And time goes on just the same,

Whether we live or die.

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The friends we knew in childhood;

Are the ones we hold most dear,

For we’ve grown old together;

Which makes us all so near.

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There seems to be real comfort

In meeting old friends so dear;

And hear their joyous laughter,

Mingled with their fears.

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This old folks day brings sunshine

Into our hearts once more,

As we all get together,

As we did in days of yore.

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So come happy old folks day

And fetch us lots of cheer;

For you don’t know how we’d miss you,

If you didn’t come once a year.

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