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.