memento vitae

all those anecdotes & stories
all the memories I recall
not a syllable was wasted
we listened to it all
when my life is going mental
I just wish I had his calm
you'll never meet a man so gentle
such a soothing, silent charm

skipping stones upon the water
he's still rocking on the sea
I put the photographs in order
'til he's looking back at me
& you can't tell if he's smiling
you'll have to trust his family
as all the pictures run together
perfect in eternity