GOODBYE, FRIEND


Ezra Boynton was his name, his smiling face at Harvard,
Idaho -- he was to one who shared his journey forward,

Companion and protector as she fought the storms of life,
A tender heart beside her, thinking ever of his wife,

"Why are we here?" he asked me, contemplating things above,
His life had shown the answer, for in truth it is to love

Thy neighbor as thyself, and God, and every man a brother
In this human family -- and comfort one another.

by D. Edgar Murray