I Must Remember

I've seen your face
but I don't recall
your name

I've heard your voice
and remember your words
but I can't remember
those sweet songs you sang

Memories flood
returning together,
your face comes back
but I still don't

The time we spent
the games we played
but still your face
keeps haunting me

Important you must be
for me to strain this long.
Images upon images
of a life that I have lost

The struggles I face
so that I can remember,
that only together
do we belong