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It doesn't matter
whether a man, a woman, or a child
we are programmed to be together.
Oh, yes there are hermits
very few and the homeless, too,
but even the homeless crave others nearby and a home.
I love fishing
it can be a solitary sport
but soft spoken companionship adds so much more than just the "big one" that got away.
Fans crowd the stadiums today
expensive tickets to cheer their team
when staying home has a better TV view.
so common in past wars
were not just for safety but served an even greater need.
No one needs to marry
but couples still do
seeking a permanent companion though marriages fall through.
A long drive alone
to some place we need to go
the miles go by much better when with a person we know.
Poor Old Santa
his yearly rounds to make
how much better, if only Mrs. Santa he would take.
As far as you and I
I can't be really sure
but life seems so much less challenging, when true friendships endure.
© 2021 Demas W Jasper