on the threshold of a dream
Thank you all for your kind responses. A special thanks to Mysteria - that poem inspired me to go through the archives. Reading through tears isn't easy, but I treasured every word and memory - and copied some of his poems to give to his kids.
His memorial service will be in his sweet home Alabama at 2 pm Saturday afternoon. It's at a private home so I won't post the address - but if anyone wants the info, feel free to email me.
As my best friend is now at rest
I think of how much I've been blessed
To know his smile, enjoy his wit
To feel the tender, see the grit.
Some times were good, others were tough
No time with him would be enough.
Now heaven's gates are open wide
And that sweet man has stepped inside.
A lonely heart recalls good times,
Hands hold pictures, eyes re-read rhymes.
Dear Toe, I know this much is true
As long as I live, I'll miss you.
your suthern belle