The time soon comes for parting,
And our time is at an end.
The rest of your life is starting,
And we have no time at all to spend.
You knew one day you'd have to go,
But thought you'd have more time.
We can't reverse time's one-way flow,
But at least you'll have this rhyme.
You had your shining moments,
Upon this life's darkened stage,
And in my book of wonderments
You'll never be just another page.
Like the exploding of a star,
You've changed me in and out.
Your light will travel with me far,
Past when all other lights go out.