Moving On

Life, a journey of contrast

The paradox of leaving while returning

Embraces, handshakes, tears.

Lives touched so briefly

You’re moving on.


Departure, drifting away while drawing nearer

Memories etched in body and mind

Smiles, laughter, sincerity

Never to be forgotten

Good friends forever.


Separation, recreated portraits of joyous times

Victories earned midst sweat and heat

Co-operation, teamwork, partners

Together when they’re apart


Ken Tobin

June 24, 1989