Tribute to David Ryles July 17,1951 September 9, 2008
No greater tribute can be expressed than to use David's own words that he used to express his love and hope to his family and friends.
No better words can be used to speak to friends and to all those that shared the unique life of this man who saw war in Vietnam, a man who loved the church where he was second in command at the Church Of Seven Planes, and a man that loved nature and life where he gave back more than what he took away from life.
A time for memories to take their start,
A time for tears and certain fears,
And longings in the heart.
The voices soon may fade away,
The names become a blur,
Past plans seem more like shadows now,
Of dreams that 'almost' were.
So here's a wish meant just for you,
You're a very special kind,
And wherever you go may Peace and Love,
Be following close behind.
Now this path will surely take you,
To a future yet far away,
But once there think back to those you've touched,
And the memories you made today.
It's true, you see, Time really does fly,
Only very few things stay the same,
Like the thought of one special moment,
An embrace...or a voice...or a name.
So take every day and enjoy it,
Live it sweetly to its very end,
And however the harsh winds torment you,
Like a Willow...you must learn to bend.
My wish now is really quite simple,
A path filled with Joy, Strength and Health,
To touch all of your heart, and light up your soul,
And fill up your mind with true wealth.