Thursday, November 27, 2014

To Absent Friends


I wish that you were hear to hear me say
   “Thank you for everything.”  I can just see
You shake your head and mutter: “That’s okay,”
   Or say: “Oh no—thank you,” and smile at me
Like I did anything that could compare
   With what you did for me without a thought.
To find someone with heart like yours is rare;
   It can’t be measured and it can’t be taught—
Just missed and mourned so much after it ends.
   You were the definition of sincere,
And in your memory I’ll give my friends
   The hug that you’d give me if you were here—
      And be there for them all unselfishly
      The way that you were always there for me. 

Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells


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