Some people leave an indelible mark on your life. It’s only natural that one of these is my sister. They say the pain will stop. Then why am I in tears??
Happy Birthday (I Miss You) by Michael Romani Standing here looking into the gallery Seeing this reminder of you for me The years slowly roll on since you've left Funny, I still don't want to call it your death The hurt overtakes everything inside of me Like a bad dream that needs no sympathy Just the knowing that when I do awake You'll still be gone, there's no mistake My God, how I miss you, especially on your birthday You always were there for me in every single way My sister, my hero, my teacher, my example The one thing in life that gave love so ample When I was first born, they say that it was you Who chose to teach me to ties my shoes and all I do I was your baby not just your baby brother always And it was you that I could turn to in all my days Whenever things didn't make sense or I was confused You gave me your best answers and never refused In return, I was your protector from all harm Until cancer took you and for me life lost much charm Today, on your birthday, I feel so very lost and alone Not knowing what to pray and wishing for a heart of stone Alternating between feeling lonely and crying my eyes out Doing my best jagged two step trying to work things out These last days I haven't been able to really sleep Feeling like I've fallen in a dark pit that's way too steep So much going on that I wish you were here to talk to You always had the answers and I so deeply miss you The worse part about finally sleeping is the waking The waking up to find you're really gone and I'm breaking I do my best to keep a steady hand but my soul is shaking And I find lately my best days are those that I'm faking Happy Birthday, Michele, I miss you, so very badly Trying to be happy but each labored breath is taken sadly My heart and mind are so far beyond hurt that I can't speak Funny how you always found me strong and now I am so very weak (c) November 24, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved