I Will Remember You Yesterday


But, I will remember you yesterday.
When on your shoulders like a giant through the world I went,
With the sun on our faces, those days happily and truly were spent.
Motor cars, caravans, farmhouses, beaches and brooks;
the summer holidays we keenly as took.
Last year you read me my favourite childrens story;
Your story; you wrote it.
No, wait! That was over thirty years ago and I was only eight.
When I got hurt and lay in a hospital bed
you held my hand and said,
"everything will be alright
just try to remember what you did that put you here,
and we'll have you home tomorrow night."
The car hill climbs, the walks on the cliff tops,
Wisley woods, the Moors, the golf excursions,
the ridiculously funny shopping trips.
The garage, the garden, the hammock, the trees,
the scent, tobacco filled pipe,
The house where I grew up.
Laughter, shouts, smiles, tears...
You lay in a hospital bed today,
I held your hand and told you, "everything will be alright."
You died tonight.
But, I will remember you yesterday.

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