The Part of Me That Died

In the deepest of your hearts I live

Buried under forgotten fears.

There is nothing left for me to give,

For I have given, over the years.

Slowly, as you have grown,

I'm falling, like an autumn leaf;

But I live in all things you call your own

Gains, losses, joy and grief.

Hidden, forgotten, slowly fading-

An empty vessel of past hopes;

Like your dreams lost in trading,

In grappling with life's harsh ropes…

Yet, with you, I'll always be

Never heard, never seen….

Where are you without me?

For I am you, and always have been…