Your heart beats within me.
Long will your lessons live through me.
When I reminisce of you and smile,
I'll choke bittersweetly on your memory.
Your stories will be retold,
but never with the same vigor of voice.
Your recipes won't taste quite the same
without that old spice for life you always added.
Nobody will ever know just what to say
or how to say it in just the right way
like you did to me each dreary difficult day.
But with knowing you comes no loss,
Your teachings and wisdom will always
help me sustain this life I construct
with you as the architect
on a foundation of memories
we built together.
And if all else crashes down around it,
a foundation can never fall,
and the concrete you poured
will give way to high rises of those
who I have passed your
plans and designs for a happy life
I cannot and will not forget you.
You are infused in me.
A part of me is you.
I will not say goodbye.
Goodbye is for departures
and ours is a bond that not even
death can part.
But I will instead say
goodnight sweet soul,
till dreams do take me back to you
with tales of my own,
in a skyline rich in what,
with your wisdom always in heart,
we have continued to build together.