Stephen and Liam were unmet I think
but they were both interstellar.
Let’s raise a glass to them and clink
it, fondly recalling two fine fellows.
Their orbits streaked around the sun
and left behind such shining trails
that we who stare at either one
will see two of life’s fantastic tales.
One was left completely prone
and vulnerable but for his mind.
Voiced by quaint electric tones,
his genius never far behind.
The other a master of his craft.
A piper in complete control
and every note played a shaft
of light for Gaelic souls.
Today they were joined in death
and bid us… ‘fare well together’.
Briefly we will weigh each breath
to contemplate our own forever.
By their deeds we shall remember
to be curious, to sing each song
and by grasping fast the ember
we learn from what they’re passing on.