Here is the coming tide

Wave after wave comes crashing down

Awash in the undertow, lost and falling

Dreams broken and skin crawling

Lost to the waves sweet lullaby

Of deep thoughts and deep droughts

Failing senses

flashes of climbing fences

Growing up, having fun

FORGET IT, IT'S DONE

Children running, laughing, playing

School, work, echoes of lost loves

Marriage and then kids

Raising them

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Watching them grow up

Get married, have kids, grandkids

Never know such happiness

lost to the waves sweet lullabye

A tiny dancer waving goodbye

I WILL HAVE YOU, YOU'RE MINE

The old soul is no more

Here is the coming tide

Wave after wave, crashing down

Awash in the undertow of death, fading

Come tomorrow, they all will know

When they find his body cold

An old man who lived too long

A man who made every memory count