A call from the past

The home phone rang.
 A former friend from the old days.
 He suddenly remembered me,
 As if shackles had been thrown off.
 A cheerful voice, the sound of the surf nearby,
 He spoke with a foreign accent,
 Mentally me not seeing mournfully,
 I wished health to all my relatives.
 Happy new year's holiday,
 From another country sent greetings.
 It's just sad today.
 After all, he had not congratulated for many years.