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And Drink A Beer




And Drink A Beer



  As you go thru  life
Yes friends come and go
Some are forever
Some… Well you know

But its those
Who hang from the start
Are indelibly scribed
Upon the heart

No matter how much
Time passes in between
The bond was long ago set
A life's slate never wiped clean

And then…
That dreaded call came
Things would never
Ever be the same

A friendship that span
Well beyond sixty years
I can never regret
With falling painful tears

The times shared
The memories made
The closeness felt
Will never fade

The joy of your family
That became like mine
Your loving wife and girls
Became a family of time

Good byes I don't do
So as I shed a tear
See you later my friends
As I just sit here...

And drink a beer

ღ KKD ღ


Oh Billy
My dear cherished brother by another father and mother
We have been friends for over 60 years, all the way back
to the 4 th grade. How did so many years pass so quickly.
You and Lynn were one of my rich rewards for moving back
to Virginia and it was during that time and the 5 years
that I have lived back here in Florida that I looked upon
you and Lynn as brother and sister. The love and care
I've received has been unsurpassed. Yawl's attendance
to all of my AARP Gray Haired Parties in Virginia
meant so much to me. I loved the visits yawl made
here to my home in Florida and that you and I could
discuss anything and we did. Cars… Racing… Politics
everything and agreed on most of it. BUT I think
what I value most is that you accepted me for me
and loved me in spite of it. Not many people have been
able to do that. Billy you are one of few of what I consider
the Good People that have wandered into my life and in spite
of all the insanity you stood steadfast and true.

Billy I promise you today that I will be here, in God's will,
for your family that is missing you more than I have words to describe.
If they need my love care and or support they will always have it.

Today being a day of goodbyes I'm sorry but I can't and wont do that…
I bid you God speed to your precious Lynn and ask that
you give her a hug for me And ask her to give you one back
with my name on it.

So until we, prayerfully, meet again my precious friend and brother
I will simply say See you later
With all my heart and love…… Donna aka DD

Original By
Donna DeLong Matthews
The Gold Pen Ghost
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© June 2022
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ღ God asked me
How long I planned on keeping you in my life.
I smiled and said...
How do I choose between always and forever...
But then I have found that's really not up to me... ღ

 Drink A Beer
By Luke Bryan














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