Tears will not fall, I ache in my heart.
You’ll miss my birthday, the day that Will starts
his first day at school, Dad’s last day at work,
the day that I publish my first book.
A gap sits beside us all now
Something went with you, left us to drown.
We watched you go, a piece at a time
20 years suffering has not been kind
We do not know how we should feel.
We smile, embrace, kiss cheeks and steal
looks at the clock, wish we weren’t here.
Shake hands with family, feel nothing but fear
Wont see you again, it seems so long.
Goodbye forever, just like that, gone.
Mel McEvoy 2011