Edric Haleen - My Friend

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I've kept a secret
For much of my life,
With no one the wiser,
Not even my wife.
When work had me feeling
Wound up like a spring
Or I felt like I needed
A break from composing...

I'd pack up my stuff
And I'd get in my car.
I'd smile, 'cause I knew
It was not very far
To the place where I'd met him.
And soon we would be
Back together --
Just Bigfoot and me.

Some afternoons,
For serenity's sake,
We'd go splashing around,
Skipping rocks in the lake.
We'd lie in the sun,
Or we'd climb on the dunes,
Or sit on a log
And relax and just spin tunes...

We'd listen to birds
And catch fish in the creek,
Or romp through the woods
Playing hide-and-go-seek.
It's hard to convey
How much fun it would be
Out together --
Just Bigfoot and me.

And down through the years
Our relationship grew.
I protected his secret.
And he kept mine, too.
And any time life became
Too much to handle,
I knew I could count on my friend . . .


As someone said,
All good things come to an end.
And yesterday,
I said goodbye to my friend.
Bigfoot decided
That he had to go.
Said he had gotten
Fed up with Ohio...

Once he had gone
With a wave of his hand,
I looked at the footprints
He'd left in the sand.
A simple reminder
Of what used to be...

And then wiping back tears,
I thought back through the years
And remembered the fun
Of the things we had done.
And it made me feel glad
For the time that we had
Here together --
Just Bigfoot and me.


from SpinTunes #5: Round 4, released August 15, 2012



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