One Is

One is red-haired,

The other has brown.

One is bright-eyed,

The other wears glasses.

One is freckle faced,

The other has big ears.

One is happy go lucky,

The other reads about heroes.

One is a footballer,

The other a fan.

One is popular,

The other tries to be.

One is a friend to all at school,

The other is someone who does not really fit in.

One is a man,

The other a boy still growing.

One is a soldier,

The other an apprentice.

One is in Vietnam,

The other lives at home.

The years have passed and

The other is middle-aged and fat with a family,

One is bright-eyed, happy-go-lucky, and young.