life was full of light throughout the years with my dear wife
we lived for one another, side by side we battled strife.
pleasure came from being as one in faith and love
placed no one below us, nor did we place anyone above.
'shared' those wondrous tender years with family and friends,
'shared' each day allowed us and every hour that each day sends.
love was so immeasurable, its extent it knew no bounds
encompassed everything around us, bathed us in music and sweet
day our love was reinforced as the night sleep from our eye,
in another day as the sun rose in the sky.
'shared' the anticipation of what each new day would bring,
as that love flowed through us, in duet our hearts would sing.
colour had a vividness, yet was soft and pleasing to the eye,
snow white clouds just painted on a perfect azure sky.
lived, we loved, we acted in unison, as one,
had been so from that first day, the day our happiness had begun.
were trials, tribulations, as there are in every life,
we trancended them together as a husband and a wife.
by side we battled on and in the end we won the day,
is until another force thought it fit to take my wife away.
had contracted Cancer whilst she was still in her prime,
fought with great determination, but knew she'd very little time.
first concern was not for herself, it was for those she'd leave
unselfishness, devotion, demanded love of a special kind.
know, because I shared that love for almost forty years
in that time it cossetted me and ironed out my cares.
am left to enter the Valley of the Shadow, will she still be at
she share with me the grief that I can no longer hide.
she be there to guide me as she'd done through-out my life,
the darkness of the Valley, the despair and accompanying strife.
will now walk with her, whilst I battled with my despair,
the Power mend our broken hearts and re-unite us as a pair.
us once more in the Spirit, the Spirit of Eternal Love,
that devotion that we shared was born in Heaven above.
Valley of the Shadow does cast doubts and cloud my mind,
I shall search every recess until the exit I do find,
emerge once more into the light, the light of a 'lonely' day
only she was by my side I know I'd find the way.
Valley of the Shadow holds no fears for me you see,
I know when I have passed through it,
be waiting there for me.