This poem first appeared in Journey On : Beauty and Grit Along the Way published in 2012. It has since undergone revision and will appear in the upcoming poetry collection titled Winter’s Call.
I Won’t Leave You
You and I have many dusty roads still to walk together,
and blood red sunrises we have not seen
sitting side by side on a quiet beach.
There are many seashells
not picked up; memories not yet made.
We know the hope of a radiant summer morning,
and the deep peace of midnight stars.
We have laughter to remember, tears to brush away;
taking in the scent of rain on the wind and hay in a far off meadow.
In soft December while the snow falls draping the mountains,
we stroll alongside together, you clasping my hand,
as more colors appear…
leaving none behind.