Until We Meet Again

  • Sail with the fast tide, dear shipmate of mine
  • To another home, far distant, so sweet and divine
  • As we salute your many proud deeds in life
  • Of love, kindness and duty to our nation in strife
  • Set your compass true towards the sinking sun
  • Sleep well on your journey until the night is done
  • Awake to see a new and glorious peaceful place
  • Where time is endless and gone is mortals’ frantic pace
  • Now as your ship fades beyond our view
  • Already we grieve at the loss of a man such as you
  • Yet ever so close you will always be
  • A giant among men and a dear brother to me

 – George Mansford January 2016, by permission