Tapestry of Life

Friendships are of circles made
each interlocked by a common name.
Life the weave and faith the loom,
all are woven together upon it’s frame.

The tapestry produced uniquely so
in hues and patterns personalities define.
In aspect as exquisite as the weakest link
which if ignored unravels a measure over time.

My own is a breathless work of art
though the colour be faded a little here and there,
the value of friendships past unmaintained
an oversight for which takes twain to repair.

Thread bare in parts as unreal circles fade
imperfect colours that leave a scar to mare the whole
nevertheless it remains as the story of my life
this tapestry of circles, circles new and old.

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