Your Lingering Smile


Still I remember the look on your face,

The smile you saved only for me,

The path you covered just to see me,

The comforting warmth your presence granted.


Still I remember how fragile you seemed,

How my mind would not comprehend,

How cruel and unjust fate proved to be,

How life could so easily change.


Now I sit here and wonder

Where you are.

Do you remember the way I do?

Do you look down on me from up above?

For I miss the smile you showed even in your darkest hours.


Yet I do believe that where you are

There is no pain

There is no sorrow

That there you are safe and well;

And that the day we meet again

You'll greet me with the smile you left me with.