At sorrowed times like this, I’ve heard it said
That mem’ry is the living of the dead –
So when I find I dwell too long a-while,
I tell myself to call to mind your smile.
Not the chance unmet,
Not the promise broken…
This alone do I regret –
Words left unspoken.
I never thought this day would call
When I stand here and you lie there –
Of course, our time comes to us all,
It isn’t wrong, and only fair.
I knew it too, down deep below,
By grace of fate and rule of thumb –
I knew some day you’d have to go,
Yet never thought that day would come.