I have walked amongst the shadows alone,
I have had my share of pain and sorrow, loneliness and turmoil;
But I do not understand the darkest places you have been.
You always had a smile on your face,
You constantly offered words of wisdom and support,
Laughter and grace filled our conversations,
The sun seemed to be brightly shining in a world of utter darkness.
I didn’t see the hands of darkness grasping at your soul,
In your shoes I never walked…
We all have our crosses to bear –
I knew you had some heartache and agony,
But never did I understand your burdens were too heavy to bear.
Rest peaceful and know my heart…
I am sorry dear friend for the wisdom I lacked and your unending distress,
But know –
Your friendship will be sorely missed;
Too soon you’re gone and left a void in your place.
Forever, memories I will cherish til we meet again!