I never thought I'd say goodbye.
I thought for me you would someday cry.
You were my partner, my very soul.
Your gentle nature made me whole.
How I hated watching you fade.
It robbed the world of the sense it once made.
So much left, so much to do.
I never thought I'd cry for you.
I never thought I would have to see
what it's like with no you to be me.
This is what challenges my hope, my heart,
knowing our souls are, for now, torn apart.
Yet, somewhere inside this unbearable ache
I can feel your touch, and go on for your sake.
You whisper to me, from heaven above,
saying carry your heart to those you love.
You ask me to keep the children so near.
Remind them, to you, they will always be dear.
You know that we'll spend forever someday.
With the gentlest laugh you tell me "go play".
Play with the children, live for what's here.
For, deep in my being, your are still so near.
So, goodbye, for now, I'll do what you wish;
but wait there in heaven and save me a kiss.
Grant that I may not judge my niegbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasians
Native American prayer