Your thoughts hold memories
a time too far for mine to grasp
Your heart is so full of wisdom
experiences you openly share.
Your eyes tell the stories
both of joy and sorrow
Your skin, a map of your life
each line holding a memory
buried in your soul.
The cruelty of life has overtaken you
the memories have begun to fade
Yet your heart remains full of compassion
your skin, still the most beautiful landscape
I have seen.
Your thoughts erasing
taken from deep in your soul
One day your thoughts will
not hold a memory, your eyes
all the stories will be gone
Those memories you shared
are now in my every thought
The stories you have told
will now be heard, through
the version my eyes will tell.
Your beautiful life, now upon my face
a near-empty canvas to hold more memories
Still, your lessons of compassion and faith
overflow from your heart to mine
to pass along.
Life’s cruelty has overshadowed your soul
but to me, it is a gift of time, from God
Time to reminisce, to share, to love
A time not many are given, yet
God gave it to us.
So, I will take every moment in time
not letting a single one pass
To enjoy this beautiful gift we have been given
before time is gone and memories
are erased forever.