A LOST LOVE.


YESTERDAYS MEMORIES ARE WITH ME STILL,BUT WHAT OF OUR TOMORROWS.
UTTER LONLINESS INVADES MY HEART,WITH GRIEF,WITH YEARNING AND WITH SORROW.
DARK AND LONELY DAYS AHEAD,PROMISES WE COULD NOT KEEP,
THE SIMPLE THINGS OF EVERYDAY,IN MY UNCONCIOUS SLEEP.

I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED AND UNAWARE OF THOSE AROUND ME,
I DO NOT SLEEP,FOR THE AGONY THAT AWAITS ME WHEN I FIND YOU'RE NOT BESIDE ME,
I FEEL NUMB,MY SENSES DULLED,THE HOURS SO LONG AND ENDLESS,
I WOULD JOIN YOU IN A HEARTBEAT,WERE IT NOT FUTILE AND USELESS.

HE WORLD STANDS STILL,BUT I CAN SMILE,WE SHARED THE GREATEST LOVE,
THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME PARTNERSHIP,A GIFT FROM GOD ABOVE.
IT WAS A SPELL THAT SEEMED TO HOLD US BOTH,IN LOVES TIMELESS WEB,
A CHARISMATIC LOVE AFFAIR,THAT NEVER WAS TO EBB.

BUT THEN THE BUBBLE BURST AND IT SEEMED WE FELL FROM GRACE .
WE WERE PART OF LIFES GIANT TAPESTRY, WE HAD TO TAKE OUR PLACE,
SLOWLY AND INEXORABLY IT OVERSHADOWED ALL OUR LIVES
I WOULD HAVE GIVEN ANYTHING TO HAVE KEPT YOU BY MY SIDE,

REMEMBER HOW ONCE WE WERE FULL OF LIGHT,OF HOPE AND SPECULATION,
IT FELT AS IF WE'D KNOWN EACH OTHER FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION.
I WATCHED YOU SCRAMBLE THROUGH THE HEATHER ON OUR BELOVED MULL
. FASCINATED BY YOUR STRENGTH AND SUBTLE BEAUTY THAT NEVER EVER DULLED
.
YOUR WILD AND INTENSE FEELINGS ,TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
. YOU ARGUED THAT WE CAN EXIST WITHOUT CONSUMING CREATURES WITH A FACE.
I FEEL PRIVILEDGED THAT YOU LOVED ME AND CHOSE ME TO SHARE YOUR LIFE,
YOU CARVED YOUR LOVE DEEP INSIDE MY HEART, WHEN YOU BECAME MY WIFE.

ALTHOUGH NOW I CANNOT SEE YOU,MY MEMORIES SWIRL IN A MISTY HAZE,
THE INTENSE LOVE AND SWEET EMOTIONS WE SHARED,ALL SEEM FAR OFF DAYS.
I SMELL YOUR PERFUME ON MY COLLAR,HEAR YOUR VOICE ON THE EVENING BREEZE,
IN THE FACES OF OUR CHILDREN I SEE YOUR LOVE AND IT BRINGS ME PEACE.

YOU ARE AN ANGEL AT MY SHOULDER, AS I WALK WITH YOU HAND IN HAND,
BUT MINE ARE THE ONLY FOOTSTEPS I SEE BEHIND ME IN THE SAND.
I WORK UNTIL MY ARMS ACHE TO BLOCK THE PAIN AND SORROW,
YOU ARE EVERYWHERE I TURN, BUT WHERE ARE OUR TOMORROWS,

I AM OVERWHELMED BY THE SURGE OF EMOTIONS THAT CHILL MY VERY HEART,
IT WAS YOUR INNER STRENGTH AND BEAUTY THAT STOPPED ME FALLING APART,
YOUR SMILE WILL REMAIN WITH ME FOREVER,AS I LOOK TOWARDS THE LIGHT,
YOU SMILED THAT GENTLE SMILE,AS YOU SLIPPED INTO THE LONG GOODNIGHT.

NO ONE NOW TO LIGHT MY MORNING WITH GOOD HUMOUR AND QUICK WIT,
NO ONE TO MAKE ME FEEL THAT I COULD ALMOST FLY, BECAUSE OF IT.
THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHTS ARE DEAFENING AND DAWN SEEMS FAR AWAY,
YOUR FRAGRANCE ON THE VACANT PILLOW NEXT TO MINE, REMINDS ME OF THOSE FAR OFF DAYS.

MY LIFE WITH YOU HAS BEEN THE GREATEST GIFT, THE MEMORIES MINE TO KEEP,
ONCE AGAIN WE'LL WALK AMONG THE HEATHER, GO NOW MY LOVE AND SLEEP.
TIME CEASES TO MATTER WHEN A LOVE IS STRONG AND TRUE,
BUT I KNOW ONE DAY WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT I SHALL BE ONCE AGAIN WITH YOU .

By Sheila Broadhead Betts.


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