My friend so far yet so near
may all things whisper in your ear:
You are cherished always, in every way,
when near at hand or on some trek.
Your heart – a living gem, and your form,
your voice make chill times warm.
In the bounty of your variety, like Spring are you:
brilliance, tenderness, excitement, peace – all
held together by your loving soul.
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© Gregory V Driscoll 2015