They’ve echoed in my memory
For what seems a century.
Being with you gave me laughter
I thought would never falter.
Our friendship was one in a million;
What happened was one in a billion.
A thief in the night came
And took you away to maim
At my heart;
It nearly tore me apart.
Now some time has passed
And the sadness did not last.
I could let my life pass me by,
But it’s time to say goodbye.
My dear friend, it has been a pleasure.
The time we’ve spent I’ll always treasure.