Unbidden tears
They came any ways
as I tried to close my eyes
indifferent to the image
I tried to portray
I stand less than a foot from your grave
Alone in the cold wind
The earth untouched for days now is calm
No sign of misplaced grass
only one nice neat plaque
to hold your memory
name birth and death dates
nothing more
not the words we wrote
nor the songs we sang
not the years we were together
my only friend .

Nothing to help the heart remember
cold unbidden tears
wash the dirt from a name
too blurry to make out
E is for everything you've meant to me
R is for the right choices we made together
I is for Islam nation you held true
C is for the care you gave me, and I gave you