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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.
I love fishing it can be a solitary sport,
but softspoken companionship adds so much more
than just the "big one" that got away..
Fans crowd the stadiums today,
buying expensive tickets to cheer their team,
when staying home has a better TV view..
Two-man foxholes, 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 still 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 friendships true endure.
© 2021 Demas W Jasper