My dear old friend, Oh, the things you have seen! From coffee stains and runny noses, To sticky hands so unclean. In the joyous moments, You softened under soft skin. The tense times in my life, Your arms stuck out cold and thin. A constant mirror of childhood Reflected in your wrinkles, Aged as I did — From childhood dimples. See the time I got told off For spilling my juice. Clear on your face – A symbol of youth. The thunderous paws Of a new best friend, Left smiles on your body That no one can mend. Yet, you are now dull green Happiness shines from with in, For all of my life Is reflected in your skin.