day because even though it's one day
further from the last time you saw
your loved one, it's one day closer to
the next time you will.
that no one understands,
can slip right through our hands.
and the next it falls apart,
but an eternally aching heart.
amidst the suffering and despair.
"It's just not fair!"
Hearts will never be the same.
the one who is to blame.
one thing remains quite true.
to do things angels do.
of those last days they were here.
the hurt, nor the fear.
No more sorrow. Only Joy.
of each little girl and boy.
in spite of all earthly wrongs,
the words to the Angels' songs.
and their Heavenly play,
going on there today.
never taking time to sleep,
yes, even as we weep.
and listen to Him speak,
that they curiously seek.
in Heaven, they must wait,
at Heaven's pearly gate.
I have to let it flow,
Just where the banks will go.
In waves of guilt and pain,
Where I can rest again.
My faith seems faint indeed,
Who know that what I need
When the waters are too swift,
When I just seem to drift.
Of relinquishing the past
I'll reach the shore at last.
that I'd see you fall asleep,
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.
that I see you walk out the door,
and call you back for one more.
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
so I could play them back day after day.
I could spare an extra minute or two
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do,
I would be there to share your day,
so I can let just this one slip away,
to make up for an oversight,
to make everything right;
to say our "I love you's,"
to say our "Anything I can do's?"
and today is all I get,
and I hope we never forget,
young or old alike,
to hold your loved one tight...
why not do it today?
you'll surely regret the day,
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
what turned out to be their one last wish.
whisper in their ear,
and that you'll always hold them dear.
"Please forgive me,"
or, "It's okay."
you'll have no regrets about today.
Title Picture, via In Memory of Lost Loved Ones