I lost a friend today.
In a most unusual way.
His friendship I never pursued.
It was one I assumed would be renewed
His smile was kind and always around
Now that smile will no longer be found
He was my age, with a happy family
Young kids, a wife and a home where we would all care to be
I will miss him, this friend I never really knew
Never took the time because the hours seemed few
The hurried pace I always had never stopping long enough
To have that cup of coffee or lunch seemed too abrupt
Take the time to treasure all those people in your life
The ones who make you smile and bring a little spice
Because it is true what the philosophers tell us
Carpe Diem my friend, what we had must be enough