Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tribute to a Third of Me

How does one memorialize a friend,
Who has shared 5 decades of your days?
One who never criticized you, still
Adopting a few of your ways?

I’d love to erect a statue,
The world should remember her name,
Her optimistic world view,
Elan and kindness deserve the fame.

Those Lazy Boy recliner days,
The Dick Van Dyke hours spent…
Camping at Lake Winnemucca;
Memories that never will relent.

I realized this tremendous loss,
All boils down to this…
You were a vital cog in my existence,
That I will forever miss.

Sometimes life is the coffee cup,
Left forgotten on the car roof.
In minutes, you are miles away,
The missing cup, the only truth.

Our lives erode unnoticed,
Like river banks that wash away.
The currents are unrelenting,
Sand bags and faith, keep naught at bay.

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