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Fantasy Friends

15 Years Ago

Fantasy friends

Imaginary friends are commonplace
In children brought up on their own.
As a phenomenon it is well known.
They usually disappear without a trace
when real live friends are made to take their place.
While it�s not something which we can condone
most probably much better left alone.
Imaginary friends are hard to chase.

Unless their seems to be some urgent need.
Far better not to intervene
As children grow these fantasies recede
until it is as if they�d never been
Most children without our help will succeed
in banishing their old friends from the scene.

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