Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pictures of you

I still look at pictures of you 
Reminiscing on the times we shared 
You consume my thoughts daily 
Especially in the quiet whispers of the night 
Nights when I can almost hear your voice 
Times when the wind blows and I can still feel your touch 
I'm blessed by time captured in pictures 
Pictures of you smiling, frowning or just there with the face of an angel 
My tears still flow, my heart still hurts 
But as you've told me don't weep or be saddened 
I'll always be with you 
You just have to pause 
When the breeze blows that's me 
When the birds chirp to wake you in the morning that's me 
When you stumble, I hope to catch you before you fall 
But I know you, you'll always remain strong 
Now as I look back at pictures 
Even now when I cry from listening to "I Look to You" by Whitney 
I'll always and forever love you 
I'll be strong 
The girls are in good hands 
We're just fine down here 
Till we meet again my love 

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When the Sun went Cold

My Sun was snatched from the sky 
Living in a cold world no longer lit by you 
My tears freeze before shattering upon the ground 
Broken glass like my broken heart 
Your warmth no longer warms me 
I’m an empty void of nothingness, I can no longer feel 
My emotions are dead, vague memories of yesteryears 
I once felt so much love, so much hope, so much… 
Now I only see you in dreams, if I am privileged with sleep 
My eyes are swollen and my heart is heavy 
I don’t want to live without you here 
Oh God, why did I have to stay here? 
Every day that the wind blows I look up and feel your breath upon my face 
I feel your touch surrounding me 
I love you ever so dearly 
As I lay down to sleep, relax my mind and guide my dreams 
I want to remember happy times and a joyful mind 
I now live in despair 
Afraid to tell people how I really feel, because if I did they’d probably commit me 
My sun no longer shines 
Cold world, frozen tears and endless despair 
You ever tried sleeping with a broken heart 
I can’t sleep in our bed…. 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014