Tear Stained Memories!

Tear Stained Memories!

Each of us knows that we are here on earth for just a short time. Some of us stay a little longer then other’s, and some are called back home too early! Tears stain the lines on this piece of paper as I feel you in my heart. Memories that remind me of the love you gave to me so unselfishly. You stood in my shadow and you were my strength when I felt weak.

During moments when I felt sad, when you saw a tear fall upon my cheek, you were there to pull me close and kiss me, and make things seem so much better. The softness of your caress sent shivers clear to my soul! And when we shared a kiss, that kiss was nothing less then magical. It was a kiss I never wanted to end, held close within your arms. At each turn in the road of life, you were there to catch me if I fell.

You taught me the meaning and the importance of love between you and me. For that I can never be more grateful. Giving of yourself, because you wanted too, not because you had to, was a quality, so few are willing to share, this I have come to know so well, since you passed away. I thought we’d be watching the years come and go, season by season, as our hair turned to silver. But you passed away, last year, preparing for my arrival, in heaven I am sure.

I still can’t believe that you had a heart defect; you seemed so full of laughter, of life. Neither of us knew there was a problem, or you kept it from me to protect me. Perhaps to save me from suffering, but in a way, you cheated me, my darling, cheated me of saying good-bye. I would have made your final days as incredibly loving, as you have made mine. If only I could have known, Oh My God! I would have taken your place, instead.

I would have waited on you hand and foot, not as if you were an invalid, but as a sign of what you have meant to me, then, and even more now my love! I would have relived those memories of us I now hold dear and cherish. Moments when we just held each other in the cool evening air, cuddling and kissing. Touching your face as your eyes sparkled and you smiled into my love swept eyes. I recall Moments when we held each other softly, after making love and just drifted off to sleep in each other’s arms, as I felt your heart beat against mine.

So much I would have told you, had I known our time together was growing short. I feel such emptiness all around me, yet I feel your presence everywhere sweetheart.

© 2003 Raymond Cook (All rights reserved)

Tear Stained Memories!


Lodi, United States

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