In Loving Memory

          Steven Walter Mueller

born to life,
          November 6, 1951

born to eternal life,
          January 8,1999


The tide recedes
but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand,
the sun goes down,
but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land,
The music stops,
and yet it echoes on
In awe at refrains...
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.