A Poem for RJ
I'll never forget all those warm summer nights that followed the days of cold water fights.
Or the man at the center of every one, my dad's older brother, gramps oldest son.
you could see that big smile all over his face as his Harley pulled up to visit our place.
And it wasn't to long before he got hold of you and each of us knew what we had to do.
Mercy mercy uncle J I think that's all I can handle today, I'll be ready for more when you come back again but until then I love you my friend.
I have never felt pain like I did on the day that I learned from my sister he had been taken away.
I fell to my knees and begged the lord please, don't let him be gone without one final tease.
I thought of my aunt and my cousins too, My heart swells with love and sorrow for you.
As we carried his body aloft in the air past the uniformed brothers and sister all there.
I thought of the times he held me in the air and tossed me higher than any would dare.With a mind full of memories and soul of unrest I removed the flower that was pinned to my chest.
I placed it back on top of the box dyed tan, near the truest of banners "The most Wonderful Man"
And I cried,
Mercy mercy uncle J I think that's all I can handle today You'll be waiting for me when I come back again but until then I love you my friend.
~ Mark Walker~
Thanks Mark for putting into words what I couldn't!!