Saturday, September 20, 2008

Debbie's Birthday

Call me a sentimental old fool if you will, but I still remember Debbie Key's birthday. She was born September 21, 1962.
Here's a little ditty I wrote for her.

Ode to Debbie Key

I never met a person who could do less harm
Never met a person who could be more warm
But I know a lot of people who will say to you
that her life was full of gladness
and her heart was true.

Happy and free is the only way to be
So long as you maintain responsibility
Always had a smile for folks like you and me
That's the way we remember our friend, Debbie Key

She lights up every house that she's going to
She makes the world better just by walking through
Living in the world is fun when she's around
She always makes you smile - she never lets you down
Everyone says how she's so kind and good
She's loved by everybody in the neighborhood.

No one around here has ever had a fear
That in a town the size of Carrboro, one could disappear
She vanished in the night, and has since been out of sight
but left a loyal group of friends
and we're all still here

Can anybody tell us, where did our Debbie go?
Some say she went to Heaven, others say we just don't know
But anyway you look at it, one thing we know is true
is that she made the world better just by walking through
Happy and free as the only way to be
that's the way we remember our friend Debbie Key


Anonymous said...

You're not a sentimental old fool,'re a sentimental old friend.

Lovely ode to Debbie.


Bill Widman said...

Thank you, Anon.
I hope one of our musician friends can make this a song and play it for us.

Anonymous said...

If they do, I hope you record it and put a link here for us.


Bill Widman said...

If they do, you can count on me doing that!
Thanks Anon :-)