Twice as Much
by Linda Ellis
I have felt the pain of heartache
in the days since you have passed
and never again will I take for granted
how long a life will last...
Each lifetime has a limit
from the date of its creation.
We only choose our life’s direction,
not its beginning...or duration.
You lived and loved a lifetime
within the years that you were blessed,
and I mourn, because without you,
I now must live the rest.
It is I who suffer;
I who grieve.
You are gone, and now content.
And if you could,
I know you would
erase these tears I’ve spent.
It is I who loved so deeply
and so much of me, is you...
that when you left this earthly place,
a part of me left, too.
Though our hearts are joined forever,
linked by invisible chains,
the time has come for me to see
that much of "me" remains.
Every day you’re in my head.
Every day you’re in my heart.
Every morning through day’s end,
you occupy a part.
We walked this earth together;
our lives are intertwined...
so I shall live this life I have
as two lifetimes...combined.
Twice as long, I’ll gaze at sunsets.
Twice as many times, I’ll laugh.
Twice as hard, I’ll seize these moments
I now live on your behalf.
Twice as deeply, I will care.
Twice as tough, I'll bear the sorrow.
Twice as real I’ll live each day
and thank God twice for each tomorrow.
Twice as strong I’ll smell the roses.
Twice this vow, I will renew:
Until we meet again one day,
Twice As Much, I’ll Live For You...