Everyone You Touched
time on earth may have been shortened but, for the time you were here
the world was touched in a special way.
With your passing the world will never be quite the same again.
you traveled and everyone that you met was changed in a way that said
Linda has been here. All
who ever knew you were changed by your love and kindness.
I feel especially lucky to have been loved by you. I cherish the time we had together, more than life itself. My memories of you and us together will help me through the coming winter of my life without you.
I wanted the whole world to know my love for you, but I could not think of how to tell them. If I wrote “I Love You” in the sky some would see it, but the wind would soon blow it away, it could not endure.
I built for you a pillar, what could I make it out of?
Steel would rust and all metals corrode, they would not last.
I built a pillar out of stone, it would wear and weather like the Greek
statues of old.
could I build for you a pedestal, that would last through time, not
loose is beauty and yet let the whole world see my heart in its
will build for you a pedestal, made of love.
My love for you will stand the test of time, it will raise you
above all others because you are so special. To keep my love together I
will cover with a shield made of your compassion because you have always
had so much. The shield
will bind my love and temper it so that it will glow forever. Neither
the sands of time nor the winds of ages will mar its’ beauty.
you are gone and beyond my reach, the pedestal will still reach you in
heaven, so that you can stand on it and look down on me.
My love for you will endure throughout the ages until you are in my arms again.
I know that the world still turns, I know that the seasons still
come and go.
clouds are in the sky,
animals live in the forests,
from mans unrest.
have their daily lives,
their husbands and their wives.
world is full of wonder
my life has been ripped asunder.
Without you honey my life has lost all meaning.
Honey I am alone now. I
don’t have you here beside me. I
have nothing but memories of you to keep me company.
On cold days I sit by the fireplace and remember better times
when you were beside me. On
warm nights I sit on the porch and remember you on the swing.
Sometimes I think of something to tell you then I remember that
you are not here. Once in a
while I find a little something you have packed away, I recall how you
were going to make a toy for the kids with it.
I wake up at night and I miss the warmth of you beside me.
Honey I am alone now. I
have more to do before I can join you.
I have to teach the grandkids who you were.
The garden you loved so much needs to be tended to. I have a few
more things to do before I can join you, please
Wait for Me.
I have many things to be thankful for Honey, and most of them are
because of you.
Thank you honey for bringing sunshine into my life.
We met at a time when shadows followed me everywhere.
You chased them away.
Thank you honey for being my best friend.
You were there when my faith in human nature was down. You showed
me how friends care.
Thank you honey for being my lover.
The tenderness we shared was always special between us.
You gave me back my caring.
Thank you honey for being my wife.
Everyday that I shared with, you to come home to was a special
event for me. You gave me
Thank you honey for being the mother of my children.
Each one of our children is unique in their own way.
You made them all special.
Thank you honey for being my soul mate.
My journey through the last 30 years has been full of love,
happiness, compassion and caring. You
reached my soul with love.
Thank you honey for being all of these things for me and making
my life full in a way that couldn’t have happened with out you.
Thank You Honey
2001 BARRY GRAVES, ALL