Thursday, February 1, 2007

Parting Wish - February 1st, 2007 - by MrM


You walked in from the barren world,

Drew castles in the sand

Envisioned places far and strange,

Then placed them in my hands



In a fragile, clear, thin sphere of glass

Holding plants and magic things

To those mystic lands you added life

That had six legs and wings.



You gave, and gave, and never took

You always kept your word

You never left or changed you mind

You made others seem absurd


Without words, you said so much

In life you were so large

Yet modest, simple, kind, and true

You brought me safe this far.


When I was young you took the helm

And steered me from the rocks

As I grew up you fashioned me

Winter clothes, thick hats, warm socks.

Through soft words and quick jabs,

Diatribes when I would hear

Wisdom shared guided my life

Through love, and truth, not fear

A boy I was when we first met

Confused I've been before

A man I am and ready now

To aim for heaven's door

So I accept your parting wish

Mentor, Teacher, Friend

I'm ready now to take the wheel

Held true until the end.


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