TOUCH OF THE NET
I've lost a friend I didn't know
The message came today
Propelled through wires at speed of light
From near or far away.
He left behind a family
And friends to mourn his death
She left behind a wall of tears
As she breathed her last breath.
Computer networks span the globe
And contact now is found
With folks that we may never see
But feel with touch profound.
The dots of light on screen of glass
Shape words of joy or pain
We teach and learn and share our lives
And blessing deep we gain.
So now I sit with sniffling nose
And tears flow down my face
I share a loss and try to find
Pure words of peace and grace.
A dog has died, but more than that
A precious life has passed
We take them in, they bless our lives
Then leave us much too fast.
Please grant us peace and memories long
Our shortlived friends to keep
In stories, images and thoughts
To calm us as we weep.
Now, lightning's brother, speed my words
Through fibres, disks and such
May cold computer magically turn
To caring human touch.