It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we lost you. Almost the same amount of time that I was lucky enough to have known you! I believe all who knew you took pause today to remember your laughter, your big heart, your amazing talent and most of all your unconditional gift of friendship. We will never forget you, my friend. Now, as time passes, I have come to remember you with a happy heart rather than with sadness. Your memory brings a smile to my face and puts a song in my heart. I will never forget you but will forever miss you. Rest in peace and put in a good word for us with The Boss. 😉
I often walk along the shaded brook
Each stepping stone a place where I have been
Recalling, as a child, when I would look
Beneath each one to find a wayward friend.
The swirling waters rush, yet go nowhere
Still trapped by a collection of debris
But soon the banks will bare with weather fair
And once again the waters will flow free.
In life, the waters rise before they ebb
And one must take precaution not to drown
Beware the swirling waters’ luring web
That knocks you off your feet and takes you down.
Just sitting on life’s banks will bring no harm
While waiting for its waters to be calm.
The winter blues have turned to sunny thoughts
As snow and ice recede to lawns of brown
The clearing of debris from flower plots
Brings smiley faces back from dreary frowns
What Mother Nature took is now replaced
With optimistic hope for barren fields
As every bud that dropped is back in place
With promises of flowery, fruitful yields
The heart, just like Fall plantings, must be brave
Some patience is required to survive
But when it finds the sunshine that it craves
It truly is a joy to be alive!
And so it is with every living thing
We winter as we must, and then we SPRING!
The poison goes down easily
And soon you feel no pain
You stroll through life so breezily
With many years to gain
The poison takes away the fear
Allowing you to fly
And never do you shed a tear
For years that passed you by
The poison that’s within you builds
And suddenly takes aim
The cure becomes the cause of ills
What changed is now the same
And slowly, as the poison drains,
Its absence now the cure
You wander through a ravaged brain
In search of who you were.