BY LORI TAETZ
I saw you sitting there
Alone, beckoning, friendly
I walked over and sat beside you
As we got to know each other I was caught up
In your adventures
You made me smile when I was sad
You spoke words of kindness when I needed them
And helped me see another’s perspective
When I could only see my own
Through your words, I learned about the world
And the needs of others
And that in our differences we are really the same
You sat quietly and patiently
As your stories brought tears
That dampened your stark, white covering
And when I was too busy,
Or I needed time away for awhile
You stayed in my thoughts
Ready to start where we left off
Or at the beginning
Or at the end and go backwards from there
My dear friend
Who else could make me laugh with only one sentence?
And cry with one thought?
And sing a new song from a single phrase?
Sometimes it’s hard to leave you
And refreshing to meet you again
I want to share you with the world
So they can also experience your wonders
And be changed forever.
My cherished Friend