Your voice has gone silent, the echoes have faded.
The light of your eyes is forever, now, shaded.
I’m left with a great gaping hole in my heart,
While my life endures, we have been thrust apart.
The tears well up thickly and my vision blurs.
I have trouble breathing, the problem recurs.
You must be in bliss, that’s my hope and belief,
But now I must stagger, alone with my grief.
We stole priceless hours and shared a pure joy,
But such are the flowers one frost can destroy.
The joyous sweet time that we shared was a boon
I was not prepared when the bill came so soon.
Your life was so fraught with such burdens and pain,
I begged God to help you, and that could explain
That when your health failed you, He moved mercifully
And bore off your burdens, and thus, you from me.
I yet still look for you, but foolish hopes fail.
I still so adore you but no pleas will avail.
Your sweet call of greeting has, with you, departed.
No more joy in meeting, I sob, broken-hearted.
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