You loved and were loved
But you have gone
And I am still here
And months ahead
Your quiet ways
Your beautiful smile
Your loving, caring, compassionate heart
No longer will grace my life.
You have gone,I know you are in heaven
But I wish you were here.
I loved to hear your voiceAs you read poems at Cantata
Words sometimes written
Just for you
Just so I could hear you read.
No longer will I hear your soft,
Expressive, tender voice.
I can almost hear you now.
Friends for more than thirty yearsNot long enough
Not long enough.
You were so warm, loving,Understanding, supportive.
You held me up, when I was down
You gave me hope, encouragement.
You loved me. You cared.
I cannot believe you are goneWhen will it become real to me
To your family.
I close my eyes, I see your smileI miss you.
You left us far too soon.
Your family mourns
Your friends mourn
Even the heavens shed tears of loss and sadness.
A gentle soul, a loving heart,Caring, compassionate, determined.
When you made your mind up
That was it!
A decision made, a decision kept.
You couldn’t sing anymore.
As much as we cajoled
Your decision was made.
It makes me smile as I think of it.
Whatever will we do without you?
What would you say to me, to friends, to family?
What would you tell us?
With a glowing smile, a tender hug,
Loving words…..perhaps you’d tell us
To take each day as it comes,
Live it to the fullest,Think of you often,
Remember the good times,
The laughter, the giddiness,
The difficult times, and the tears,
And carry on.
I will try, my friend.
I will never forget you.
I love you.
I know I’ll see you again.
I give thanks to God above
For the gift of your friendship.
Until we meet again,