The Lonely Stranger
Upstate, NY, USA
--- A Mourners Pledge ---
Every day a parent's child,
Leaves before their time.
One dark day this August
That beloved one was mine.
Every day since you've been gone
The sun still warms the sky.
The wind still blows, the flowers grow,
Every day I wonder why.
I watch them out the window.
I watch them hurry by.
Don't they know our daughter's gone
Don't they ask God why.
Before that August day I was
Among those rushing by.
I did not know you'd lost your love
I did not see you cry.
Now I know your pain dear friend
I know what you've been through
Instead of each alone dear friend
Let's join and now be two.
'Cause in the morn the sun will rise
As it has for many years.
The sun still rises every day
Despite the mourners tears.
We'll hold on tight to those who weep
We'll help them through the dark.
And get them to the place and time
Where life regain's it's spark
Jennifer, we miss you so
You had so much to give.
We'll always have you in our hearts
While helping others live.
To all the others loved and lost
We share your loved ones pain.
We know how bad they hurt for you
We'll help them live again.