We saw the sun rise and set
as children playing in the light;
it remains, high above us,
remembering all we said,
as now all our laughter
falls like rain upon us,
reminding and cleansing;
we were young, life was long,
but not as long as heaven allows;
a new beginning, paradise;
where those gone before us
patiently wait, because for them
faith is now fact, love is eternal
just as we pray it to be,
for his will to be done on earth
while the pain in our injured minds
tests the strength of love once again
Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on April 15, 2019:
Thank you Louise and schoolgirlforreal. This was written for a childhood friend I'd not seen in 50 years who recently passed away. I remember him well and it was sad to me though we had lost contact.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 15, 2019:
That's a lovely poem, Mark. Very well written.
schoolgirlforreal on April 14, 2019:
Very pretty. Enjoyed this!