Goodbye my sweet love
What wonders pass ‘twixt chap and lass,
As the seasons melt away, to be replaced
By memories that lengthen day by day.
A lifetime spent together, of harsh words
There were few, a bashful youth, a girl so
Cute, a lifetime loving you.
Let me hold you as the last hours slip away,
Let me hold you as I did on wedding day, let
Me kiss your weary brow, let me say goodbye
For now, let me hold you as the seconds tick
Let me hold you as the minutes melt away,
Let me hold you precious angel one more
Day, let me travel your last mile, I don’t want
To stay behind, Let me hold you as the last
Hours slip away.
At home I find you everywhere my darling,
Upstairs, downstairs, everywhere I look,
There’s a tear in every room, a loneliness,
A gloom, now that all I have is I instead
Moments of sadness, a sweet sense of loss,
Persist through a lifetime like ticks of a clock,
You don't hear it coming, nor hear its faint knock,
But still it arrives, goodbye my sweet love.
© Joseph G Dawson
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