We shared so much together in our youth
And yet our differences split us wide,
And made a gap that no pretence could hide
Where each had their own version of the truth
We disagreed and fought with claw and tooth
With bitter words and comments oh so snide
But in that conflict one thing did abide
A deep but basic universal truth.
That love and friendship can exist apart,
For you were always there within my heart,
No matter what the taunt, how sharp the dart,
Loves shield was planted long before the start.