(for Daniel on his birthday)
The pictures remind me of the times that we had.
I smile at the happy and cry at the sad.
I see how you looked some years ago –
And I remember the sun, the sea and the snow.
I remember the laughing and all of the fun –
The times we were two before I was one.
I think of the things that you used to say,
In support, in comfort, in jest and in play.
I think of your smile and blue eyes above.
I remember it all, especially your love.
A whole year my darling almost to the day –
I’m still here without you although with dismay.
I’m carrying on as the time passes by
And every day I continue to try.
©Wendy Strohm 2016
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