Farewell, Sally

 

Every hour was precious, every day a prize

Delighting in your laughter and the sparkle in your eyes

Knowing we were finite, wishing ‘twas not so

Wishing that you’d stay with me and never, ever go

For years you’d been my template – a pattern for my days

Rounding off my edges, fine-tuning all my ways

Reminding me what’s proper and what’s best left unsaid

Teaching me to think awhile and not rush blind ahead

Asking about others and listening to replies

Giving counsel freely in words both warm and wise

Together and forever that’s how we’re meant to be

Together and forever throughout eternity

The gift I wished to give you was not within my power

But you’ll stay closely with me and fill each waking hour