Perched atop the azure sky
With wings outstretched to lift me high
Above the cares and daily strife –
I think upon my blessed life.
Of friends and loves of times gone by
They came to mind I know not why
Perhaps they’re spirits in the air
Who talk with me when I’m up there
Regardless of their provenance
My love for them is still immense
The friends I’ve kept and yes, my foes
I wish them all profound repose.