Written for a dear friend who passed away some years ago.
Hey, friend, it’s been so long,
when you drifted away,
beyond that river –
where I cannot reach you.
You were always,
the sane one –
my voice of reason.
When the world got too crazy,
when it started to close in,
took my hand and told me,
how to keep the screws tightened,
not to be frightened.
You were the one who always said –
“Do you really want to go through all of this again?”
You thought we lived only once,
but coming into this world more than once,
is how we find the loves we lost along the way,
that is what makes this world keep on spinning,
as we come in and go out a revolving door.
My phone calls just to hear your voice,
when we parted,
were calls for saving sanity,
I said, “How are you?”
You replied, “I’m alive”.
It was good to hear,
good to know –
now that an ocean separated us.
Then I called sometime later,
some months had passed,
there was no answer,
in my heart my friend,
I just knew we had finally parted ways
and the world spun out of control.
Thank you, friend, for the gift you gave me,
realizing there is so much more to life and death,
closing my eyes one night,
I opened them to see your loving face,
it bent over me and your sweet kiss,
was so wonderful to feel.
I knew you were saying thank you,
for our love, our friendship,
until we meet again
and isn’t it good to know,
I can look up at the shining stars,
any night and see you swinging there
or see you and your smile,
in the dark of the night –
if only for a moment in time.