Taken away by the illness within
wish I had another moment.
Having a hard time believing you have passed;
how do I accept the loss of my friend?
I will miss the loud knocking on my front door
when you would stop by on the slightest whim.
You whirled me away like a hurricane;
with only a moment's notice, our wanderings began.
Whether we hopped into your car to do some errands
or spend the day with friends,
a day with you was quite the adventure;
of which I dearly miss.
I still remember when we first met;
two hours after midnight sitting on my porch.
You threw a rock to scare a skunk
I told you to stop; he was doing no harm.
As you walked toward me, I felt intimidated;
your stature could match any man.
The concern I felt was for naught;
for you had a pleasant disposition.
It was wrong you did admit
and promised you would never throw another.
You kept that promise you made to me;
as well the ones thereafter.
Not for a moment did I think we would become friends;
nothing in common there was between us.
Unaware that a friendship was forming;
from that fateful night, you followed a skunk.