You Have Gone Away

We’ve been friends for so many years,
Through ups and downs, and smiles and tears.
Sadly, the time has come to say,
My good friend, you have gone away.

Like a flame that once danced in gold,
That sadly flickered and went cold.
Or faded spark once bright as day,
My good friend, you have gone away.

Your friendship I will always miss,
But, as you go be sure of this:
Your memory will always stay,
Even though you have gone away.

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