Written 1990

My Mysterious Friend

The telephone rang
One busy Christmastime
And I thought it was
My friend on the line

"Cheers!" I hollered
For a little joke
And to my surprise
An unknown voice spoke

He said he was sorry
He had dialed wrong
And yet, we chatted
Right along...

He said he enjoyed
Talking to me-
But I enjoyed the call
As much as he...

Poetry by Helen Paquin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-12-19 at 19:29

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
This is very funny and a moment of joy that you remember.

Once I lived in a small town and a wrong number was usually someone I knew, so we would also spend time talking.

Yours is special because you didn't know the person, yet you had an enjoyable chat and for a time you had a new, albeit, mysterious, friend. Much enjoyed.