31 October 2015

I will hold you in my heart

Dear Gel,

          I shall miss you my friend,
          your bright eyes and your laughter,
          your energy and your humour,
          your patience and your kindness
          to the sad, the misfits and the lame.
          But with you held deep in my heart
          I shall walk again with you,
          my unseen companion, to greet
          the mournful crying of the gulls
          and sing to the welcoming beat
          of lacy foam capped waves.
          This is the loving friendship
          with which, in my latter years,
          I have been richly blessed,
          and from the bottom of my heart
          I thank you, and pray that your God
          will go with you, and bless you.

                                                    Love,  Nome