always

frozen glass on winter's night
and you told me your goodbyes-

((whenever you miss me
just write a message
on a balloon tainted red
and send it up to heaven to me))

ninety-nine balloons a day;
to ninety-nine a year
until i've forgotten you
in the midst of life and tragedy;
half a decade has come and gone
and right when i need you most,
with tearstained face and shaking hands,
i finally remember your motto-
the one that used to make me smile
each and every time;;

((chin up- always;
don't let them keep you down))