yours was a gift I could not see
a quiet heart that treasured me
a smile that always answered
a voice that offered no duress
a strength that ever held my hand
my buddy in the promised land
a care that never questioned why
a child’s grace that could not lie
you gave a gift that I now know
was purer than new fallen snow
that laughed with joy
and danced as we
flew with butterflies
and sailed dreams’ seas
then came the day
and you were gone
and tears drowned out what once was song
and lonely months slipped into years
to emptiness that no one hears
but as I walk the silent shore
I hold your hand in mine once more
I clutch the feeling in my heart
a memory lost to view
that precious gift you gave to me
I was loved by you
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Beautiful, Tio! Maria would have loved it.
Thank you for the kind thought.
wow… with thanks…
Thank you for this.
You are most welcome.
Thank you for sharing this poignant poetry of experience. I appreciate it.
Thank you for responding in kind.