A Dove Has Flown

for “Bunky”

When did time begin to move so swiftly?
Surely it was only yesterday
when we played, carefree,
along the sandy shore.

Who thinks in terms of centuries?
Yet, we saw the turn
and learned with grace
to write 2000.

How can it be?
Now the harps are playing,
the angels sing.
You’ve gone ahead

to light our way.
We grieve the loss
but celebrate your freedom
with songs of praise.

As some unknown poet said
some century long ago: You hold us close
from afar. You’ve stepped inside of heaven
and left the door ajar.




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