My life’s encircled by my friends
A cherished ring that never ends

Some I’ve loved and others died
Some I’ve hurt and others lied
Some I’d take back if I could
Some I know are lost for good

It’s friends that help me make it through
Those times I’m feeling sad and blue
And friends who share my happiness
When life’s all joy and sunshine bliss

Many I have left behind
Many more I’ve still to find
Each one makes a choice to stay
Or they choose to walk away

It’s friends that leave their special mark
Like candles burning in the dark
And friends who when we are apart
Are flames that burn within my heart

Some are old and ever dear
Some are far yet always near
Some are memories of the past
Some I hope will always last

The wheel of life never ends
And at its hub are my dear friends.

Wayne Visser © 2006


String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.