FOR A FRIEND
The wind sings soft of yesterdays,
A mountain of memories come and gone.
The path from out wild teenaged ways,
An image in mind ever drawn.
Sometimes staring Death in the face,
Many a year we rode the rails.
Delivered, if but by God's grace,
Fate has caught us, thus Time prevails.
We've both seen marriage come and go,
Both worked our fingers to the bone.
Shared many dreams, albeit though,
Yours outspoken, while mine alone.
From reckless youth to fatherhood,
Change, so aptly, has played her part.
But there again, with you I've stood,
Through joy, through pain, ‘er true in heart.
Many places the wind takes me,
So many faces lost along Life's climb.
Tomorrow holds but one certainty,
True friendship ne'er succumbs to Time.
We felt it from the very start,
A bond stronger than any other.
Always in mind, always in heart,
More than a friend, you are my brother.
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 04-15-2000).]