Charley

I lost a dear, dear friend today
a more gentle soul I have rarely met
and even as the tears flow
I know he is gone
I have known many friends
I have lost some
but this was a dear, dear friend
a companion friend
a friend like no other
like another friend before him
he died in my arms
we both knew he was dying
we accepted that
but he died so gently
as was he
a gentle soul
I was so lucky to have him as a friend
he had a good life
every day we saw each other
and his gentleness warmed me
my tears are gentle
they are sad
and full of love
I lost a dear, dear friend today