You were the light

                                   the joy of sunshine
                                   now there is darkness
                                   and empty tomorrows

You were the laughter
                                   that brought the smiles
                                   now there is silence
                                   and acrid tears

You were the soulmate
                                   the pain that was shared
                                   now there is heartache
                                   for lost moments gone

You were the child
                                   you were the man
                                   you were here
                                   and now you are gone!

Olwen Schubert 1991