The Applause of Ten Thousand Messages
From block-busting in ‘60s
With friendships breaking
Decades of quiet worth, built on ground of
Separated souls and silent memories.
The past grows as the future shrinks,
‘Til electronic messages link unspoken times.
Names and streets, schools and friends
Ambitions, loves, and favored activities.
All rekindle lost Avalon.
Imbuing the present with youthful emotion,
Stilled memories reborn in joint celebration.