~Traces Left Behind~
What's left of me ... inside of you ... did I leave anything behind,
am I a whisper in your heart ... a ghost of sweet regret in your mind.
Did I leave a trace of contentment ... did I mend the hole in your heart,
am I a secret that you keep ... a kind memory that love imparts.
When you think of me ... does it bring a gentle smile to your face,
do you cherish the love we shared ... is it held in a special place.
Did I leave a lasting impression ... any footprints on your soul,
did my love bring you peace ... did I complete and make you whole.
When you cry late at night ... am I there in your tears reflection,
did my love inspire you ... did I give your life direction.
Will I always be inside of you ... a soft shadow, a treasured memory,
will you look back on this love ... will this time be an echo of destiny.
Did my love make you strong ... did it help you to see your own light,
did my touch make you warm ... did my embrace comfort you in the night.
Can you now see the beauty in you ... can you love yourself thru my eyes,
can you accept fate's reasons ... walk the path to where love's future lies.
All of these things you have left in me ... a thousand kisses on my heart,
I hold on to the memories ... and cherish this love ... now that we're apart.
for DeVante'... with love ...
for all the traces left behind.