Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Neighbor and Friend

When we left Virginia we lost touch with our friend and neighbor Dan.  With his common name we could never find him on the Internet,  but yesterday morning I learned he passed away two years ago.  Once a mark is left on you from another soul, it is forever.  Make it a good one.

His hand stretches forth,
Across the reach of time,
Beyond the breach of space,
Distance in its place,
A friend of friends,
With passion true,
His laughter sparks,
Each day anew,
So full of heart,
His heart has flame,
Once knowing him,
One is never the same.

Music was his gift,
Extending beyond the rift,
Deep within my soul,
And touching many hearts,
Blessed to be his neighbors,
So blessed to share a part,
Of smiles,
Of times,
Of joy,
Of life.

Monday, March 7, 2016

One for Many

Before many,
We each are many,
Before many,
You are one,
We speak differently,
To different faces,
We change roles,
In different places,
Yet you are our Father,
Both yesterday and tomorrow,
In sickness and in health,
For in death we never part,
As life springs eternal,
From the well within your heart,
And so here many come,
As here we become one,
Safe within your heart,
Sound within you.