A Toast to a Friend

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I'll extol the joys of living

Celebrating night.

Dancing in the glowing moonlight

With you here,

Inside my heart.

I'll endorse the fun existence,

Soaking in the light,

Happy in the warmth that friends bring,

Missing you who left the fight.

You told me once

That life was worth it,

I took your words to mind,

Now recalling you forgot them,

Leaving us to carry on.

And I live still

To love the darkness,

Soothing priceless things,

And take a moment,

Now and than,

To close my eyes and smile wide

And drink to who we'd been.