What makes a life well lived?
So many memories you’re holding
You accomplished all you can
Had a love affair that keeps going

From an eager lump of clay
Your skilled hands started moulding
Sharing love with what you made
Creating children truly golden

As a Beautiful Goodbye
A Beautiful Goodbye
A belly laugh
A twinkle in your eye
Something that’ll last
Like a Beautiful Goodbye

Well how do you top your list?
In a life that’s simply glowing
Could it be one final gift?
Beyond the art that you’ve been showing

When the wind and waves roll by
Its time the sculptor stored his tools away
And as the last cast is dried
You take a final bow centre stage

With a Beautiful Goodbye
A Beautiful Goodbye
One last embrace
Spirits riding high
Your coda was well played
With a Beautiful Goodbye

With courage and resolve
Like a keel cuts the ocean
The master’s finest work was made
That left this loved one beholden

With a Beautiful Goodbye
A Beautiful Goodbye
His greatest gift
I will testify
His humour and his grace
Made a Beautiful Goodbye

COPYRIGHT J.Standfield, 2023