A Special Wales’ Tales
He stands at the wheel
As the winds fill the sail,
As free as the birds of the sky,
Enjoying the sun, the sea and trees,
As the shoreline slips rapidly by.
The pans in the kitchen are ready at hand,
To create a meal to be shared,
A means of revealing the time he would take
to show just how much that he cared.
A jack of all trades, he’d fix anything,
And responded to all when they’d call.
He wanted to be the one who was there
To help if somebody might fall.
His presence brought life to those near and far,
His smile would make others glow,
And he was quite ready to share the outdoors
With all whom he happened to know.
He truly did care about other folk,
Without thought of who they might be,
Because he believed that they all were the same
Entitled to live and be free.
So friendship he gave to all that he’d meet,
Coworkers and family alike,
He welcomed them all to be part of his world,
A relationship that he would strike
To make them aware of this beautiful earth,
All the lakes and the hills, the mountains and fields
The creation that’s ours from our birth.
By helping a friend, by doing good deeds,
By living the Eagle Scout Oath,
He was aware of a call to show love,
To serve God and humanity, both.
He leaves us alone, at a time much too soon,
On another sea his life now sails,
But one thing we know as we bid him farewell,
It’s his love that he showed still prevails.