Looking out the frosted pane to the yard
I can’t help but remember the days we shared
Lovely years spent learning each others moods
Ups and downs, but you knew that I always cared.
Even with the cold bite of Winter’s chill
How can I forget the warmth of your smile
Pushing our children on that old tire swing
Running around in games of tag mile after mile.
Feeling like a king of my domain as I grill
Knowing that more family would soon arrive
We planned our meal to make them feel at home
Always to be a better man you helped me strive.
How could I know that like the fresh fallen snow
That you too would be gone in the twinkling of an eye
I have the memories of the life we shared those years
How I wish that I might have been able to say Goodbye
Just as a word of explanation, this post was in response to a contest based on the book of the same name by this wonderful author: