There was an old man I met for many years in the cold long ago,
We shared a word, perhaps a coffee, and we have lost touch since,
Today, I’m stunned to learn that his account is closed from further,
Which means I’m left guessing that is no longer alive,
How charitable have I been to forget to call,
Not having spoken in nearly two years,
But remembered weekly,
To God we belong and to Him we return.
You will be missed my dear friend.