Poem -

Best friends forever

Best friends forever

I sit here in the shade 
Of an old oak tree 
Watching our granddaughters play
Holding hand, laughing happily
If I close my eyes
My mind takes me right back there 
When we were the best of friends
And we too didn't have a care
How quickly the years are passing 
Since the Angel's took you away 
I miss you so much
Memories in my mind I replay
I'm a grandma now
But many many summer ago
We were young and carefree
Our cheeks flushed red and glowed
Young mums together were we 
Never a day apart
Long conversation 
Over a coffee, chatting from morning till dark
We had our children together 
Both 2 years apart
They also played and laughed
And were best friends on the park
So many memories there
Carefully stowed in my mind
Why did you have to go
And leave us all behind 
Always my confidante 
All the good times we'd share
From sledging and boucy castles
To picnics and bike rides everywhere 
Swimming and boy Scouts
Long playdays without any fear
Long leisurely summer adventures 
For each other we were always there
I watched you fight so hard
Desperately trying to stay alive 
I never missed a day 
Your best friend for life
The hardest goodbye I've ever said 
Was when the Angel's came for you
How difficult and lonely It's been 
Without you to help me through 
My sunglasses now hide 
The tear that escapes from my eye
As I watch our granddaughters play 
Oh grandma go on
Just one more ride
Then on a rowing boat they go
Our children do us proud 
They still also still love to play 
Lot's of laughter and shrieks out loud
Now homeward bound are we
And we say a sad goodbye 
But already we are planning our next play date 
Keep watching over us in the sky 

Love and miss you always Dee xxx