Life will live forever at “Down River”
Where the’ shadow of ‘the welcome
Lady’ will hold sway. The shadow
We all know is Bessies Daughter.
The house at eighty-eight has met
Some changes. That fair-haired lady
That greeted you, come in, come in,
Is as you know, no longer there.
Memories not ever to be forgotten
Will linger there. Bessie’s shadow,
Perhaps, will take over a part of
What’s left over from old eighty-eight.
I can’t wait to see Sharon and Bill’s
New possession, a home away from
home, quite near to eighty-eight. It’s
On the banks of beautiful Miramichi.
Bill and Sharon, God Bless you both
and your homes. If I ever get there
Again, please find me a corner to enjoy,
A bed lunch, a good old jamboree and
A nocturnal visit from Aunt Bessie.
To say ‘Good Night and God Bless.
Copyright © 2012 Charles E. Frost
September 16, 2012