For Now... I Don't Have To Walk Alone



For Now...  I Don't Have To Walk Alone

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka Granny Gee

As I walked the halls in my mind

I looked at memories of all kinds

Some I looked at longer

But, some I can't until I'm stronger

I peeped into a room I saw Tommy's smile

Tommy, my son .... my only child

I walk a little farther down the hall

I turn around, I thought I heard my name called

I walk several doors down

To look all around

'Mama, I love you', I heard a little boy, Tommy... say

As I looked into this room... I wanted to stay

One can't stay in memories forever

They are for looking back, to forget never

Memories, good and bad

So happy....... so sad

I wanted to stay in the memory room of  Tommy

As a little boy, when he used to say 'I want my mommy'

I can only visit my memories now, to see my son

My child, my only one

I peep into another room to see what's there

I see Tommy as a teenager running, the sun shining on his golden hair

I walk to another room to see the memory it holds

I go room to room... to see the memories unfold

In one room I see Tommy as a little boy riding his bike

In another room I see him flying a kite

Both memories he has a big smile

How I miss you my precious child

I really want to look closer, it hurts too bad

The memories I see all make me sad

I will mentally walk out of those memories

I can't stay here for now, they... hurt me

I love you, Tommy, with my heart

I never knew you'd be gone, we would again... be apart

I cry many tears of diamonds, somehow I never drown

I come back out of the hall of memories... as I look around

It's time to begin my day

The grief in my heart is always there, more than my words can say

My precious Son, my only child is gone

Thank-God for Skip, my Pups... for now, I don't have to walk alone


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