Sunday, March 4, 2012

The last time together


I came to see you
 

 
 I watched you
Then I watched over you 

 
 
 
I remembered the time
When you was strong
 
I knew your story
Stories of the sea, trucks and hard work
 
I remember all our lessons,
Lessons of becoming a man
 
From a grandfather to a grandson
More than a grandfather
 
I grew up and you was there
Always
 
I came to be here with you

 
 
 
Who are you now?
Is this really you?
Are you still there?

 
 
 
Are you going away now?
 
No, you are not ready yet.
You want to hang on a little while longer
 
I can see that you hold on
It is not time right now

 
 
 
I know
You don´t want to be here in this place
You never had to endure such things before

 
 
 
Now it is different
Time is catching up

 
 
 
We spoke about it.
We knew; that I had to leave
We knew it could be the last time

 

 
Where would I be without you?
The roles have changed now
You used to guide me
 

 
 
 
Now I had to be strong for you 
You asked me when you was well enough to leave 
I saw you looked through the window 

 

 
I said I didn´t know
 
You got better
We went to the sea   
I saw you in your eyes again
 
 
 
 
I had to leave
Would I see you again?
Would it be the last time?
 
Mom takes so good care of you
She´s the hero
 
 
 
 
We said our goodbyes as many times before
I thanked you, as I have done before
 
We spoke on the phone
Far away
 
 

 
You didn´t said goodbye
But you said
And it was okay

Don´t stay too long
You can go when it is time
I understand

 

 
I came again as soon as I could 
I did not make it this time
Time flew so fast



 
You had left just before I got home
I do remember

You never had time to wait
Catch up if I could

This time I knew
You had to go



 
You knew I was on my way
That I would follow you
only to where your journey starts




Fare well
We'll meet again
on another journey











6 comments:

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    Din gode venn André

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