For Memorial Day

26 May

I Will Always Remember

When daffodils bloom and the late snow melts away in the front yard

I will remember you

When I trim the bushes and plant the vegetable garden

I will remember you

The first time I start the lawn mower or turn on the sprinklers

I will remember you

When I pick the first rose of summer

š I will always remember œ

When the days are long and filled with summer’s heat

I will remember you

When fireworks burst in the dark night sky

I will remember you

At the taste of summer’s first vine-ripe tomato

I will remember you

When it’s time to harvest and can the fruit and vegetables

š I will always remember œ

As the leaves turn from green to gold to red

I will remember you

When I rake them into deep piles under the trees

I will remember you

At the first sharp bite of cold on the morning air

I will remember you

When the days grow short and the nights grow long

š I will always remember œ

When the first chilly wind of winter blows

I will remember you

As soft snowflakes fall around me

I will remember you

When I huddle by the fire to keep warm

š I will always remember œ

Even if I live for a hundred years, my love for you knows no time or season.

As each new dawn breaks in the east

I will remember you

As the sun sets in splendor in the west

I will remember you

And when I close my eyes for the last time

I will be with you again

© 2013, Chaplain David Pascoe

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