Across the seas of time we’ve come to meet again once more,
And travelled every stormy sea and every lonely shore.
In all this life I’d never heard the singing in a stream
Nor felt that I could separate reality from dream.
Yet here I stand behind no walls to hide from you myself.
Can you accept these cracks and flaws and offer me your help?
This I know without a doubt – is what you are made of
Because we’ve been through eternity. You are my forever love.
We’ve walked on diamond sand and watched the emerald sea aglow.
We danced inside the sapphire waves; we’ve danced more than we know.
But all the while I knew that you had come across that sea
And nothing is between us, for you are part of me.
In the night within the silence are the echoes of your voice.
You are the last thing in my mind, and first without a choice.
An old cliché and yet you seem a blessing from above;
Where we met and first held hands in this forever love.
To write all this so you could see was frightening to do.
I had not the courage until I remembered that you already knew
Every note and rhythm in my complex melody;
You strengthened and enhanced ’til they became a symphony.
The majesty of a tranquil soul, above all else we’ve found
Grows greater for its beauty shines out when it is drowned
In realization, free as the snow white dove
That you and I were meant to hold a pure forever love.
How many things can I say about what I now know?
How many words about this pain, sharp as the crested snow?
Forever goes my love for you; it stretches unforeseen.
Your courage, wisdom, confidence arights me when I lean.
I shall miss you each day of my life and what distance holds apart
Will not be forgotten, for you have kept with you my heart.
Your life must be made right; this is all I’m thinking of,
For God blessed me within your arms with your forever love.
To the one who knows who he is, this is true today as it was when we met 14 years ago. You are still my best friend and my champion. And still you inspire me.
(May 10, 1993)