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Something Is Missing

Each spring something is missing

I wait

Wait

Wait

It doesnít appear

Blue eyes laughing

Mischievous

Ronnie

M pool table without a good cue,

Off to the tavern he went,

And stole a stick without any rue.

Full of nonsense

Comical

Ronnie

Once when his Mama cooked an egg in some fat ,

He aptly replied,

"Mama, even a chicken would be ashamed of that!"

Coming unannounced I never knew when

Unfettered

Ronnie

Like weather he came.

His life a great game.

Wish he were here just like then

Prankish

Ronnie

A gift for his new niece thoughtful and kind.

Alas! The price tag he left his sister to find.

He didnít care about money,

Thought most things in life were funny.

Sharing

Caring

Ronnie

Itís hard to say goodbye to someone you hold dear

We grew up together my memories are clear

And still each Spring I wait for him to appear

Blue eyes laughing

Mischievous

Ronnie

©1995

Tyshee

1944-1972 Ronald Cooper died before he reached the age of twenty-nine but his brief life left many wonderful memories in the hearts of all who crossed his path. Ronnie was a commercial fisherman like his father before him. He was raised by the sea in Ninilchik and made his living from the water.Today he rests in the Graveyard, on the hill, in Ninilchik, forever looking over the river, the village, the sea and the mountains he loved.

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