A Goodbye

For Light and Bubba

I see you crying
Please don’t do that
Just hold my hand
Put your hand on my back
Don’t look away
I need you here with me
I’ve had a good life
I have you to thank
Don’t feel you’ve let me down
All living things have to die
Some of us aren’t lucky
Not all have good lives
But I have, because of you
You gave me a place
In your home and in your heart
So shed the tears and sadness now
And live tomorrow happily
Don’t forget me, though
Nor how you gave me the
Best life anything can have

April 6, 2013