My Dear Friend Joey Morano

by Lorraine Gomez
(New Jersey)

MY DEAR JOEY HOW MUCH YOU WILL BE MISSED NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE
THE FRIENDSHIP THAT WE SHARED WAS OF WORDS I’LL SEEK BEYOND

BEYOND THE SEAS & THE FRIGID LAKES
MY DEAR LORD HE KNOWS THE SPECIAL ONES TOO TAKE

YOU COULD NOT STAY ANOTHER DAY TO LAUGH, TO WORK TO PLAY
TASKS LEFT UNDONE MUST STAY THAT WAY YOU FOUND THAT PEACE AT THE CLOSE OF THE DAY

UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY YOUR LOVE LIVES RIGHT HERE TO STAY.
PLEASE BE THE FIRST ONE THERE TO OPEN THOSE GATES
…….
CAN YOU EMBRACE US WHEN YOU SEE US, AND HOLD US VERY CLOSE
YOU WERE ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS THEY’RE FOR US THE MOST

YOU GAVE ALL YOUR TIME WHEN WE NEEDED IT MOST
A SHOULDER TO CRY ON A PHONE CALL FROM FAR
IF WE NEEDED YOU THERE YOUR DOORS WERE A JAR.

THE DAYS THAT WE SHARED IN OUR SHORT TIME TOGETHER
WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER AND EVER
I’LL CHERISH YOUR LIFE YOUR NAME AND YOUR SOUL,
AN UNFORGETTABLE IMPACT IN OUR LIVES YOU BESTOWED

MY LORD I APOLOGIZE FOR MY SELFISH WAYS
I JUST WISHED HE WAS HERE JUST A FEW MORE DAYS.
SO I CAN HOLD HIM SO CLOSE AND TELL HIM I LOVED HIM
AND THAT IM THANKFUL FOR ALL OF HIS LOVE AND DEVOTION
I WOULD HUG AND SQUEEZE HIM AND TELL HIM THAT I
WOULD’VE BEEN A BETTER FRIEND IF GIVEN MORE TIME

WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN BUT SOMETIMES LIFE’S JUST NOT FAIR.
IF HE WAS HERE RIGHT NOW I’LL TELL HIM TAKE CARE,
FOR I LONGED TO GET MARRIED AND I WANTED HIM THERE

HE GAVE MY SISTER AND I ALWAYS THE BEST ADVICE
AND ALWAYS THANKED US FOR BEING PART OF HIS LIFE

AT TIMES HE WAS SO LONELY AND CALLED US SO OFTEN
I WOULD BRUSH HIM AWAY BECAUSE I WAS EXHAUSTED
IF GIVEN MORE TIME I WOULD REMAIN IN HIS PRESENCE
UNTIL HE WOULD SAY IT IS ME THAT IS RESTLESS.
I WOULD FLY A MILLION MILES AND SWIM ACROSS A DOZEN OCEANS
TO SHOW HIM MY APPRECIATION OF HIS CARING EMOTIONS.
ILL CLIMB A FEW MOUNTAINS AND SCREAM FROM A FAR
MY JOEY MORANO YOU WERE MY ONE LUCKY STAR.

WITH YOUR RAVISHING SMILE WARM TOUCH AND YOUR KINDNESS,
A SAVIOR WITHOUT WINGS IN THIS WORLD FULL OF MADNESS


THE TEARS WILL STILL BE THERE BUT WE’LL HIDE THEM WITH SMILES
TO SHOW OUR GREAT LORD APPRECIATION FOR MILES.
WE THANK HIM FOR YOU AND THE TIME THAT HE GRANTED
AND GIVING YOU A LIFE FULL OF ENCHANTMENTS.

THE PAIN AND THE SADNESS THAT AT TIMES YOU ENDURED.
MY DEAR ANGEL HE SAID ITS TIME TO BE PURE…
I WILL GIVE YOU THESE WINGS AND TEACH YOU TOO FLY
JUST FOLLOW THE DOVES THAT ARE UP IN THE SKY

THE LORD LOOKED UPON HIS EYES AND KNEW HE WAS SCARED.
DON’T WORRY MY SON ONE DAY THEY’LL BE THERE.
THEY’LL GRIEVE AND BE SAD BECAUSE YOU ARE GONE
BUT I’LL GIVE THEM MY STRENGTH FOR THEM TO MOVE ON.
THEY’LL PRAY AND THEY’LL THINK OF WORDS LEFT UNSAID
BUT I’LL GUIDE THEM WITH WISDOM AND HELP THEM TO REST.
I KNOW IT IS HARD YOU’LL BE SAD WHEN THEY CRY
BUT KNOW THAT THEY LOVED YOU AND MUST SAY GOODBYE.
THEY’LL HOLD YOU CLOSE AND WILL NEVER FORGET
DON’T WORRY MY SON NOW YOU MUST REST.


ONE LAST THANK YOU FOR YOU MY DEAR FRIEND
I’LL TAKE YOUR SWEET MEMORIES FROM HERE TILL THE END.
I’LL NEVER LET GO I’LL HOLD YOU SO CLOSE
AND MENTION TO EVERYONE HOW YOU TREATED US SO.
YOU’VE GIVEN US PLENTY WHAT MORE CAN WE ASK
BUT FOR YOU TO ACCOMPLISH THIS ONE FINAL TASK.
PLEASE HELP US GET THROUGH THIS AND GUIDE US TO PEACE
AND PROMISE YOU’LL BE THERE WHEN WERE DEEP IN OUR SLEEP
YOUR LOVE WILL LIVE THROUGH US WE’LL PRAY TILL THE END
WE LOVE YOU AND GOODBYE TO YOU MY DEAR FRIEND.

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