personal, poetry, writing

He’ll be with me

He’ll be with me,

Of this I know.

In the evening light,

When the shadows grow.

He’ll be there when the stars are bright,

Walking with me in the still of night.

His arms will be too far to hold,

But the love I have will defeat the cold.

No length of time will dim his smile,

I’ll see it when I sit a while.

All the years he was there for me,

Will stay locked safe in my memory.

Right now it hurts, it hurts so much,

To know his hands I’ll no longer touch.

To know his voice I’ll no longer hear,

But I know somehow he’s always near.

He’ll be with me,

Of this I know.

In the evening light,

When the shadows grow.

We’ll meet again,

Somewhere down this road.

One day, we’ll share,

All the hugs owed.

My highs and low,

He’ll watch from afar.

Pushing me on,

My guiding star.

My darling Dad,

Who went to sleep.

I know he’d say,

Now, do not weep.

Look on, look up,

Don’t be down hearted.

Nothing has ended,

Because I’ve departed.

The pride, the joy,

You gave to me.

Will never fade,

They’ll always be.

He’ll be with me,

Of this I know.

In the evening light,

When the shadows grow.

We never lose the ones we love,

Some watch over from somewhere above.

The laughs, the fun, the games we played,

The love, the care, they never fade.

But.

For now it’s time to say goodbye,

I cannot promise not to cry.

So go now to the endless night,

I love you Dad. Dream sweet, sleep tight.
Jo Jackson

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