Everywhere I go your smile is there
When I think of you the stars overhead are bright
My love for you kindles even in the darkness of night.
When I dream the moon beams down your name
And when you're not around my heart aches for you.
You enchant me with your eyes
The sound of your voice makes all my dreams come true.
You are my heart's delight; it burns ever so bright
Every time I try to resist you
I just realize my love for you is true.
Draw back the curtain,
Roll up the blind,
Look through the window,
What do you find?
A new day is dawning,
All nature’s at play.
Flowers are blooming,
In a colorful array
Open the window,
What do you hear?
Birds that are singing,
Bringing you cheer.
Leaves on the trees,
Are slightly swaying,
To the tune of a breeze;
They seem to be praying.
While nature rejoices,
You behold such a sight,
Thank God for blessings,
And start the day right.
As we walk our path of life,
We meet people everyday.
Most are simply met by chance.
But, some are sent our way.
These become special friends
Whose bond we can't explain;
The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.
Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even when we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.
This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
These friends, God sends our way,
Remain forever near.
A million stars up in the sky
one shines brighter I can't deny
A love so precious a love so true
a love that comes from me to you
The angels sing when you are near
within your arms I have nothing to fear
You always know just what to say
just talking to you makes my day
I love you honey with all of my heart
together forever and never to part.
True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines.
I'm sitting on the porch
Wind blowing through my hair
The ducks are frolicking in the pond
But I just can't seem to care.
Life goes on around me
I don't participate
I go through all the motions
But what I really do is wait.
I dream about the day
That you'll come home to me
Nothing else is important
Why can't people see?
I don't want to go out
I don't want to have fun
I don't want to do a thing
Until all is said and done.
They took you in the summer
Now fall is almost finished
Winter will be here very soon
And then the year will have diminished.
You have no idea how much I cry
I never let you know
It's so hard out here without you
But I'm not allowed to let it show.
I must pretend all is fine
Everyone thinks all's okay
But what I never ever tell them
Is that I cry for you every day.
As a little girl I look up to you
walking in your steps was all that I knew.
The games we played, the times we've shared
you've shown in everything, the way you've cared.
The older I got, the more I knew
the joy it was to be with you.
You've always been around for me
and always loved me unconditionally.
You've often shown me right from wrong
and taught me to be meek and strong.
Your patience and your gentle care
was everlasting and always there.
A young lady I soon grew up to be
and academics I accomplished successfully.
With all your love and all your praise
a successful woman you surely did raise.
Dad, in writing this I just wanted to say
how much I love you in every way.
You'll always be the king of my heart
because you were my love from the very first start.
You fill the room with sweet sensation
distracting bits of information
crowd the space where logic dwells
distorting sights and sounds and smells
touching me with tactile pleasure
pushing me beyond a measure
of reasonable doubt that soon I sense
I'm nowhere in the present tense.
Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner,
And someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile,
Then realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
Could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin,
Don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected.
You're the shell of the person I once knew
When I talk I know you can hear
But I barely feel your spirit lingering near
You've given up… at least part way
I can't help but envision the words that you'd say
If you weren't the shell of a person I once knew.
You express your love for me, but that's just it
You'd rather I come and quietly sit
I wish you were more than the shell of a person I once knew.
I love you with all of my heart and soul
Sometimes I feel like I'm losing control
Because it's hard to see the shell of a person I once knew.
My heart hurts because I know you're aching
Your body's there, but it's just the casing
It's the shell of a person I once knew.
I don't want you to die; I'd be left here on earth
But passing on brings peace and rebirth.
You'd be more than the shell of a person I once knew.
It's your choice in the end to fight or give up.
It's not our actions that define when or what…
Please be more than the shell of a person I once knew.
Release your spirit to Heavenly Father's grace
Only then will you see his kind, smiling face.
No longer a shell of a person I once knew.
You'd be free from all the worldly limitations.
In heaven you'd be expressing exclamations,
Freed from the shell of a person I once knew.
You're not really the shell of a person I once knew,
You're my mother and I love you.
You're not a burden that I heavily have to bear
You're strength, inspiration, and care.
You're kind and loving and all that I aspire to be
It's selfish to want to keep you here close to me.
You get to choose how long you want to stay
So I'll keep on coming every day
I'll rub your feet and scratch your back
Read you your line up and help you take a bath.
Mom, take your time, it's patience I'm learning
I'm developing and my soul's constantly yearning.
Each lesson is coming… selflessness and humility
You're who I want to be.
What is there left
When there is nothing left to say
When you are faced with a choice
Of whether to stay or walk away.
What is there left
When there is nothing left to feel
When you let pride get in the way
And when the problems seem too real.
What is there left
When there is nothing left to be spoken
When you realize it's a new day
But your heart remains broken.
What is there left
When you lose touch
When you finally realize
That she loved you so much.
What is there left
When you cry for her gentle memory
When you cherish all you had
Before her untimely tragedy.
A friend is one who stands to share
Your every touch of grief and care
He comes by chance, but stays by choice
Your praises he is quick to voice
No grievous fault or passing whim
Can make an enemy of him
And though your need be great or small
His strength is yours throughout it all
No matter where your path may turn
Your welfare is his chief concern
No matter what your dream may be
He prays your triumph soon to see
There is no wish your tongue can tell
But what it is your friend's as well
The life of him who has a friend
Is double-guarded to the end.
Dear Mom, I said a prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
For blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.
I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
For the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.
And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you've done for me
And I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be