Random meetings and partings
Very pleasant conversations
Spread over some years between
Men of very different generations
First occurrence at The Blues Bar
Long London weekend away
Pleasantly chatting as we both
Listened to the birthday boy play.
Musician's wedding day in Saltaire
Some few years having moved on
Renewing a pleasant acquaintance
Speculating on those years gone
This year meeting at the funeral
A beloved Matriarch's passing
Just a few short words spoken
At the wake just mainly in passing.
Pleasant conversations over years
This time just a little speculation
Wondering when we'd meet again
And what would be the occasion
Some people make a difference
Just by their being there
Some people make that effort
Just to show respect and care.