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You Left Behind ....


For all the years we had you to ourselves
Now they seem - far too short awhile
As joyously we came to really love you
Your special hugs, often brought a smile

Your helpful ways - they touched us all so deeply
Your daily actions proudly held intent
Ambitions, goals - that you would one day savour
Those dreams alas, were for a short time lent

Plans designed - they suddenly all perished
Leaving souvenirs - drenched with many a tear
Saddened hearts - each tender moment cherished
Concealed emptiness - a burden hard to bear.

We did but glimpse, a fleeting touch of heaven
The privilege of having known you now sustains
Your gentle spirit touched so many loved ones
The echo of your footsteps now remains

Images, smiles and melodies swamp unlimited
Like fragrant leaves and petals - they remind
Your face and smile - all lovingly remembered
In each and every heart you left behind!

(C) Ruth Van Gramberg

FROM: Little Pebbles and Stepping Stones
Compositions from the heart
by Ruth Van Gramberg - 2005

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 22:02