Erin Burke-Moran

For Chris

Chris
Freddy
Friend
Brother
Comrade

Today I will let you go as you have left
And left with me many things
Many pieces of you
Of your smile
And your heart

Forever will they remain
Now  and here
By me
Beside me
With me

But there is a warmth in my heart from you
A flame
Something still so very alive and burning
Something still here
Staying with me
as I continue
and press further in upon what it was we were chasing all those years

Stay with me now
And be still
I will miss you, friend
I will always honor you, my comrade