those not here

it shouldn’t be
a task
to remember those
not here
it shouldn’t
burden
a heart
to keep them near
we love
we lose
those close
hold
the hand
of the 1
who stands
by you
hold
the
breath
the
beat
of each
is shared
and
those
who are no longer
here
dare
each
to keep them alive
in every day
and every stride
it isn’t
a love that’s lost
it’s the love
of all
bundled
tumbled and tossed
tied
together
so heavy to hold

reach across
dark to light
on which side
do you stand
for i
am in the other
you never left me
understand………..ing

those tears
we wept
have silently left
leaving memories
that dance
when the moon is dark
that shine
when the sun has set
we shall
never forget
to remember those
not here

look to your left
to your right
though paths traveled
in different flights
we stand
together
again today
we stand
remembering
never to forget
those
not here………………this day