When Last We Say Good Bye
When Last We Say Good-Bye
We’ve climbed the mountains of Winter
And welcomed the soft breezes of Spring,
Strolled the verdant valleys of Summer,
Awaited the colors that Fall would bring.
But now I see the dark horses
Racing across the evening sky.
They are chasing away the white clouds
That painted my world from on high.
Soft clay has hardened into stone,
No longer are there vases here to mold.
My hands have ceased their dreams and skills,
For Summer is gone, and the day grows cold.
I see reflections of long ago,
See the past etched deep with wear.
My face is someone I do not know,
Where is the youth who did not care?
Ah, looking back, brings a smile and laugh,
We created sunrises together,
Lived through noon and spent the day,
That now leads to the evening after.
We shared so much of life’s great joys,
Filled our souls with joy and laughter.
Let us dwell on these and more,
As we face the great Hereafter.
And when at last we say good-bye,
I will leave with no regret,
For I shall wait for you beyond the sky
Where the sun will never set.