The news came through my best friend Jeff
who saw Soon Young out to play
a round of golf, but in a different foursome.

He said that she had told him that
games had changed since she “lost Dennis.”
Jeff wasn’t sure what she had meant that day.

So, when teeing on the seventeenth, I saw her
come off twelve, I turned back to ask and hear
her say that Dennis had just stopped living.

Soon Young always invites you to play along,
or plays an extra nine if you’re alone, and is brave
to walk these grounds where memories abound.

In every loss there is something found.
We do not know where life will lead us next,
but know that Soon Young will find the better way.

Life swirls new people into every day,
but few exude such charm and grace.
Soon Young, thanks for being such a friend. (Please stay around.)

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2007. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original.

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