Dust

Another year has turned to dust
Soldier on I know I must
The bitter sting not quite so searing
Not quite so overwhelming feelings

But with this, my heart feels sad
Are memories fading of times we had
Why doesn’t my heartache as once before
Do I not miss you any more?

I do, of course, miss you just as much
Every day there’s tears, thoughts and such
But slowly memories raise a smile
Gently hurting all the while

I look forward to days when I just feel glad
To remember the love and good times had
Until then I’ll embrace the pain that lives
Because of the comfort, those feelings give