Never Goodbye

You gave me your heart,
I gave you my soul;
Your love and laughter,
Made me whole;

Nearly nineteen long years,
You graced my life;
Til the reaper came,
With sickle and knife;

Your silence is stunning,
Your absence extreme;
Every second of every day,
Is crushing and mean;

My daughter, my love,
The wind in my sails;
Taken from me abruptly,
Snuck through heaven’s veil;

How am I expected,
To continue living,
When all around me,
Is pain and misgiving?

In still, ebbing moments,
I remember your voice;
Your laugh, your whisper,
In this deep, numbing void;

That has become,
My new sentence to bear;
When all I want,
Is to have you back here;

You were everything precious,
A sweet gift from God;
That was ripped from my grasp,
Buried under the sod;

I love you, I break for you,
You’re the blood in my veins;
I beg for an answer,
To make life seem humane;

But I know oh too well,
The truth of this dark place;
I will miss you until,
We reunite in God’s grace.