**Doug is on my thoughts moreso these days as it's nearing my birthday (he always called) and during Sherry's visit she mentioned that James' first parole hearing is tentatively scheduled for 2006.
I write my memíries on tear-stained pages.
Sad tears never cease though the years grow long;
sometimes I need to pause as laughter thrives.
Angels flutter down,
I donít hear a sound . . .
their presenceís profound.
They turn the pages . . .
my body ages . . .
as I write memíries on tear-stained pagesó
eternally twenty-three . . . n'er changes.
I look through the albums of pictures keptó
somehow it seems like only yesterdayó
I smile and cry, my memories renewed.
Time keeps passing.
Your memíries lasting
'tis quite engaging.
You dry the tears weptó
watched me as I sleptó
still feeling love from those photos I kept . . .
eternally twenty-three . . . but adept