I had you when I woke up this morning. Just as you had been there every morning for all of these years.
A greeting, most welcome, to help start the day. Excitement and an embrace at the end.
But today is not one of those days, I’m afraid.
Today is bitter sweet.
For today I woke to see you, tonight I will see you no more.
And for the days that will follow, I will see your empty space. Where I once looked to see your eyes, nothing will be there to greet me.
A tear will greet me instead, as time slowly passes me by.
And grey will grow the memories which once were so fresh, as age will pass me by.
But you I will remember.
Your name and your embrace.
And to the day I too leave life, I will hold your memory dear.
But dream and hope are held that the world beyond is there.
For when I close my eyes one last time, I hope to open them with you near.
And as your eyes closed last, and as mine open first, the same words will be uttered.
“I am here with you now” I will say, as I had said back then.