I don't like crying.
It's wet and messy
And makes my eyes puff up and redden,
But I want to cry for you.
I want the world to cry for you.
You could melt the coldest of hearts
And make a stranger feel at home
With just one look
And an offering of your warmth.
You shared your love with everyone.
The lifetime with you
Seemed shorter than your final hour,
Thinking of you alone in the clinic,
Wishing you were in my arms,
Wishing I could cuddle the cancer away...
And now it feels wrong
To still have to eat and work
And do stupid mundane things
In a world without you,
When I only want to cry for you.
And so if the world must turn
You must stay alive
In stories and photos of you,
Until everyone knows you and loves you
And misses you as much as we do.
You brought us so much happiness, little man,
And someday I'll be happy you're at peace.
But for now
I'll cry for you.