July 1986


To John and Marian


once I loved you as a man

a man and full of fun

we loved

we laughed

we had our fun

not knowing what would come


but come it did

and caused us change

a little

you to your wife

       and calling

I to my job

and calling

both of us have grown


I find I love you still

though deeper than before

you with her are more than one

together now you serve our God

seeing this again I grow


two dearer friends Ive never had

for you now I thank our God

and find

that now I love you as a man

of God



To John and Marian Vandermeer.

In thanks for an awesome week!


To John and Marian
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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