Across The Water
by Steve Cavin
In summer and in winter,
Over water, sand and stone,
You and I have fished together,
Now you're ready to go home.
Through tender eyes of childhood,
And years of memories bright,
I see your face, still smiling,
As I held your hand so tight!
I can lean on you no longer,
I alone must find my way.
You have gone across the water
To a place where I can't stay.
I still see you in my mirror.
I can hear you when I speak.
But you've left a hole behind you,
And it seems my heart must break.
From fishing I learned patience,
And with patience, I will wait.
'Till my journey takes me thither,
And you meet me at the gate.