Monday, March 4, 2013


Another March 4th
Has come and gone
And left you behind:
Forever twenty-two.
More years gone by now
Than you had in this life.
So many years
So many toasts
From the friends you left behind.
For you Twenty-Two
Was victory
As well as tragedy.
We know how well you used
The time you had.
Yet still it seems unfair
After all this time
That such a bright life
Should go out of this world
And leave the rest of us
Fumbling for a match.
I'll light a candle
Pour a drink
And think of you tonight.
Forever Twenty-Two.

In memory of
Craig Alan Erickson


  1. Simply beautiful. Tears. "...and leave the rest of us fumbling for a match." Wonderful line. Gone too soon. Forever in our hearts.

    1. Thank you Linda. I was pleased with how it turned out. The Muses were orking overtime. Some losses just stick with you forever.