Ode to Fred by Cleve Gardner

Ode to Fred by Cleve Gardner

Ode to Fred

by Cleve Gardner

Sipping knowledge

like fragrant tea

he

mentors by example

while befriending me.

Numbed by pains

best forgot

teaching

life’s experiences,

lessons taught.

 

“Time is short

live with joy

indulge your passions

keep your mind employed.

Follow your path

wherever it leads

don’t waste your life

planting your seed.

Your Time is now

so sing your song

go forth, my friend,

life

is not long.”