Monday, February 1, 2016

Found and Lost and Found Again

Image: A Younger Hank Many Years Ago.

It was like any other day
Opened up to a cool bright morning
There were a few on the T-box
Warming up to take on the day
Slowly the crowd built up
Just as slowly it thinned off again
as each flight left the T-box
for their day of fun

As the minutes progressed only
four were then left including Hank
As it turned out later we were all
strangers to each other but bent
on having our golf game.

We introduced ourselves and decided
to play in one flight of four which
was the normal and ideal number
That was how it began and we had been
playing as a foursome for many years

Five years ago it came about suddenly
Two were afflicted with back pains
One had moved away and Hank was alone
Though there were rare occasions of play
It was not the same anymore

But lo and behold! One fine day last month
it happened again just like before
We bumped into each other and made a foursome again
This time though it was at the Terrace where
golfers congregate for refreshments

There were no more golf though
We had ‘hung’ our clubs and now retired
Instead we hung around for a yarn over
a ‘cuppa’ enjoying each other’s company

It is now a daily routine for long-time buddies
A yarn over breakfast and then off again
It is just amazing there is so much to talk about
Found and lost and found again!

For Arlee's Lost and Found - The Valentine's Edition
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


  1. Funny how life works sometimes and brings the right people together at the right time.

  2. That's cool the four of you met up again!

  3. What a great story. It seems you had much more in common than swinging a golf club; you had friendship.

  4. What a great story! Perfect for the Love Lost & Found. Isn't it wonderful that although you all have given up the game of golf, you still regularly get together to bond. What a nice foursome! Congrats.

    Michele at Angels Bark

  5. don't you just love the surprises in life? what a great story.

  6. What an awesome story. I hope this happens to me someday ... with a few minor alterations to the details.

  7. There is nothing more special than friendship.

  8. Rekindling old friendships can be pretty awesome and I've found that I've been able to slip into them quite easily. I've never played golf, but I can see how it can allow for some great bonding.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  9. What a story Hank, great that you should all meet again.

  10. Somehow nothing's better than old friends... and I guess itäs the friendship more than the clubs that keep you together.

  11. What a great story, Hank! And so delightfully told. Thanks for brightening my morning.

  12. An ode to special...and perfectly hits the spot for the blogfest!

  13. What a cool story! I love that you now meet for chat instead of golf.......amazing grace!

  14. Such a lovely story! I'm glad you guys all got back together again.

  15. wonderful. i love this golf story that transcends the game.


  16. serendipity twice, must be extremely nice
    luv this poetic tale

    much love...

  17. Sounds like a good time with friends...

  18. Loved this story. Friendship is so underrated—and such a cornerstone of our lives. Thanks for being part of the Lost & Found hop!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter