Saturday, June 8, 2013

To My Husband

 Should You Go First

Should you go first and I remain,
To walk the road alone,
I'll live in memory's garden dear.
With happy days we've known.
In Spring I'll wait for roses red,
When fades the lilac blue,
In early Fall when brown leaves fall
I'll catch a glimpse of you.

Should you go first and I remain,
For battles to be fought,
Each thing you've touched along the way
Will be a hallowed spot.
I'll hear your voice, I'll see your smile,
Though blindly I may grope,
The memory of your helping hand
Will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain,
To finish with the scroll,
No lengthning shadows shall creep in
To make this life seem droll.
We've known so much happiness,
We've had our cup of joy,
And memory is one gift of God
Tha death cannot destroy.

Should you go first and I remain,
One thing I'd have you do:
Walk slowly down that long, lone path,
For soon I'll follow you.
I'll want to know each step you take
That I may walk the same,
For some day down that lonely road
You'll hear me call your name.

by Alber Kennedy "Rosey" Rowswell