Dedicated to Skip West on his 61st birthday. His continued friendship, love and support have enriched the memories of my life.
Brotherhood is so much more
Than time well spent in yonder days
It is a bond we keep in store
As we meander through our days.
It brings us memories of yore
When times were simple to us still
But as we age we find them more
The pattern that is God’s own will.
For we have seen life at it best
Tasted every day its glory
We’ve seen the sadness, our behest
Every day has shown its story.
But through it all we stayed the course
And held to us our boyhood bond
For we are brothers, no remorse
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
So wishes to you on this day
Take them with you as you go
Our bond is solid; let it stay
God’s will has ever made it so.