Colin F. Jones

DEAR DAVID

You live with us now;
you will live with us tomorrow,
I thank God for your friendship;
though I suffer this sorrow.
True valiant soldier,
true wonderful man,
I love you my friend,
as much as anyone can.
And when next I see you,
on the porch we will sit,
and count all the stars,
while God’s nectar we sip.
Peace ever be with you,
and mate, have a safe trip.

Author’s Note: For David “Poppa” Alexander