My heart was so heavy
when I learned of your death
my mind spun in chaos and grief
remembering the good and special times
the years of friendship and love
seeing the roads that we had walked together
flash before me
and then came the months of your illness
sitting with you as you had chemo
listening to your fears
yet, hearing you praise God
because he walked with you
that particular road seemed too short
until I remember the pain and suffering
and I realize that my loss is your gain
you are in Heaven
healed and whole
all that is left to say is
“See you later, dear friend, I love you!”