MEMORIAL TO A FRIEND
My dear friend – today is the day for
remembering those that gave their all.
I have forgotten even more of your
language so I pray you can still
My memories of you and what you
did for me are becoming faded but
sometimes in my sleep they are
I visited your grave to speak to you
and checked on your family
numerous times. I brought them
what I could.
I’m sorry to say I didn’t maintain
contact with them after I left
You gave your all for me and I did
so little for you.
Forgive me my friend.
You were a wonderful friend and I
still cherish that – you showed me
the way of the rainforest and
taught me how to stay alive in that
beautiful but horrible place.
I owe you my life my friend but I
still wish the bullet had hit its
intended target… me… and not you.
One day I will be with you again
and will find the peace you that you have.
Goodbye for now my friend.
The memories fade
but I will never forget you.
©Copyright May 27, 2005 by Charles Schwiderski