The wounds are tender
Daily life wears away at the scars on my heart
Memories of you help me heal
But through salty tears
Memories also make the sting burn more
All the firsts without you are especially painful
Will the hurt lessen as time passes?
Is this pain the price I pay for you gracing my life?
They say we cannot embrace our blessings
Grief; it is devastating
But I wouldn’t give it up
If I had to trade away my life with you.
Long and bent
Perhaps wanted and warn
Both equally trodden
Telling with a sigh
That has made a difference.
Not best friends, but friends indeed
Your kindness radiated from your smile
Never was your company shadowed in scorn
The kindness of your heart touched me
Others have made the same claim
This is a legacy you leave
to me and your children of many
I wish the last time I saw you
That I would have known
It was the last time I would see you.
I would have told you all of this.
Good bye and rest in peace.
She looks and she mourns
They are cherished and shared
Hauntingly, they hold her back
This ending opens the door
To a new beginning
The smiles are afraid to run across, they crawl
She doesn’t have to forget
All won’t be lost
The remains remain
Within her heart
There is room for more.