Silent tears fall
For the silence that hangs
Heartache builds a wall
Where grief has left its stain.
Too many, too soon
Are leaving this place
Drugs and death hit them like monsoons
Leaving only memories to trace.
I knew some for a lifetime
And others for only a season
They fall like soldiers in a line
All for addictive reasons.
One by one, sometimes more
They beg and borrow
With bended knees on floors
But it’s the heartache and sorrow
That my heart can’t endure.
I watched a loved one go, my dad
I guess I’ll never understand
Why he left me here so sad
Pride and ego or just a man
I’m lost without the father I once had.
He was my best friend for thirty plus years
But I forgot to let him know
Nine months later and an ocean of tears
I refuse to let him or memories of him go.
My heart aches with pain
For the love I’ve lost
The sun may shine but it still rains
With hurt for what his addiction cost.
If I could turn back the hands on deaths clock
He would still be here with me now
I’d give anything for one last hug or one last talk
To say all the things that was left unsaid
But I sit in silence with regret and sulk.
He may have left me all by myself
But at least he is no longer in pain
His presence is constantly felt
In my heart where it will remain.
A fallen soldier, my father has moved on
His memory I could never forget
And we’ll meet again, it won’t be long
That’s a promise you can expect.