Saturday, 29 August 2009
I remember the first day I met you.
Both of us nervous,
me to be asked to such a prestigious event
And you, as you wanted the job.
I sent you a note, saying well done you,
I wrote the wrong name on the envelope
Something you used to tease me about.
We always connected
then you asked me to take on the job.
I was already a governor, but you saw something else
you knew, I could cope with being the chair
And so we sat meeting after each meeting
connecting and understanding
and doing our biz
And how I loved you, I had such a crush
I dreamt of you asking me out
but you never did, and I even told you
so we could work it through.
our friendship evolved to being great mates
then came the day you said you were leaving
what was I going to do without you.
we arranged to do lunch
and found we could talk
about movies and books, life and art
we went away for a weekend to the lakes
you in your solitary cell, and me in my room with a view
you wanted to be able to have time by yourself
but we went everywhere together instead.
the years past by and our friendship stayed strong
you said you were going to New York for 6 months
and then you invited me to stay
you who were so private, wanted me to play
New York before Christmas was such a treat
the modern art,the park,
the walking and walking off our feet.
the diners for breakfast
And now you are dead and I hurt so much
my friend I loved you
and mourn for my loss
But I promise you this
I will go and stay in the Algonquin one day for sure
And then I'll drink to you
and love you some more.