"Twas the Night Before Christmas" After You Left
drift pictures and stories, set down in time.
The memories are sweet, held close just to keep;
Now all that is left is your loss and my grief.
what shattered our dreams, leaving just a quiet hush?
I listen intently to the sound of my heart,
Does it sound any different, when it's broken apart?
That once was a part of our daily life chores.
They seem different somehow, the shops and the cars,
As I longingly stare at what used to be 'ours.'
Are filled with laughter I no longer know.
Did the skies grow grayer, did the sun go away?
Or is it the memory of that awful day?
Our hopes and dreams I no longer can see.
Later, tomorrow, are promised to none;
Wish I had known there's no time for that fun.
All I can say is, 'I wish you were here.'
Your touch, your last words are still on my mind,
Leaving me searching; was there a sign?
And wonder, what really happened to you that night?
Were you scared, or hurting or screaming inside?
No, you ran to our Father with joy in your stride.
The moments we had, His, given to share.
Sheltered from pain. surrounded by love;
You're wrapped in the arms of the Almighty above.
I love you; I miss you this Christmas, that's all."