My husband will say he's worked hard, been faithful and true.
But if thats all there is then why did I fall in love with you?
Never felt I needed a man to define my happiness.
And felt much more lonely in wedded bliss,
then I ever felt alone in loneliness.
Never was looking for you, could've dealt with marriage, the numbness.
There you were, first in reality, then in my dream.
Smiling the most honest smile and truthful eyes I've ever seen.
Your gentleman qualities far too pristine.
You captured my soul with your stories of nature and lore.
Time with you was never enough, I always wanted more.
Your stories took me to places I never knew.
No one touched my heart the way you do.
I found myself looking at you - differently.
Your love of life, your confidence, your gaiety.
You took me to places I wasn't sure I wanted to go.
And for an afternoon with you I would've sold my soul.
Never knew what I was missing until I found,
all of my emotions turned upside down.
Though there never was an affair.
I could've easily wanted one to be there.
You might say I left before anything "happened"
But something did, I fell in love with my mentor, my friend.
Now I grieve your loss every day.
Equal to that of when God took my father away.
Though you may be absent from me.
You will always hold a special place in my memory.
So now here it is, my tribute to you,
To raise my son with all of your virtues.
I hope some day he will walk the path that you once tread.
And lead the standards and quality in life you led.
That he will respect people and nature as you do.
That he will find kindness and truth to be his virtue.