Rest well, Ric my old friend
your days now are at an end
as you slumber for a space
you passed on with such grace.
I remember in sports you were surely driven
you were voted the flirt, prettiest eyes were a given.
Popular with the girls, the guys were your mates
you never had to worry, you had all the dates!
Football, basketball, baseball and track
you succeeded in sports and had your friends’ back!
It’s been a long time since seventy four
I saw you just this year, you said you had no more.
The rattling cough, the smell of whiskey
burning cigarettes that you knew were risky.
You had given up hope of an extended stay
but enjoyed what you had until the last day.
Sweet goodbyes to the most popular guy!