my feet in the cool clear water,
I sat alone on the end of the dock,
The sun warming my neck and shoulders,
once in a while I'd skip a few rocks.
The sky was clear as the window of
as were my memories of you,
I so remember enjoying our mornings,
watching nature bathe in the dew.
You would hold the rose between your
and smell it's fragrance in,
Then you'de smile and look far away,
and gently touch my aging skin.
Each day we'd walk to the end of the
so you could keep up your strength,
And I remember the disappointment in
when you found you couldn't go the
It was then I knew that one day soon,
I'd be left here all alone,
That you would sleep the eternal rest,
that the living always calls upon.
Sometimes I hear your voice on the
and I feel your embrace in my dreams,
I see your smile in my own reflection,
and your warmth in the bright sun
Each morning I walk our very same
and I stop to smell the rose,
I watch the birds as they flutter
in the meadow where the honeysuckle