SUNSET FOR WIL
Ron Stewart SABCI 1962
The sun was a glowing ember
as it settled near the ground.
the dreary day was cold and dark.
no songbirds could be found.
at dusk the winds grew quiet
and all but disappeared.
then clouds drew back for us to see
heaven’s beauty bright and clear,
and there in radiant splendor
a shooting star appeared
tribute to our coach, our teacher,
our friend we once held dear.
And so we must remember Wil
as father, husband, teacher, friend,
and dare not view the life we live
as though ‘twill never end.
for often though the day be dark
morning brings the sun,
a bright new day of cozy warmth,
promising, promising joys to come.
Though Wil no longer walks with us
he’s earned his wings no doubt
started down the road again
to see what heaven’s all about
hopped up upon that Spartan stage
to our cheers and loud Hurrays!
and led us through a rousing verse
On the road to Mandalay
Copyright Ron Stewart 30 January 2008
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