The Morning You Went Away
First you were here, so humble and so very warm,
You sang “I Just called to say I love you” with your wake up call.
We always laughed for no particular reason,
I’ll never forget my sixteenth birthday, and those loving feelings.
Then came the morning that frightened me so,
Too scared to tell anyone, because I saw you go.
Would I be blamed for letting you leave,
Or forgiven because they know you’re at peace?
Why did you pick me and not another?
Is it because I am strong and can deal with the pressure?
I kept it a secret for almost a year,
Told nobody because of my overgrown fear.
Then I exploded and had to explain,
Why oh why, I was in so much pain.
Everyone was thrilled to know you’re no longer suffering,
That you are safe and sound, peacefully chatting!
Now I wonder what would’ve happened if I’d woken,
But it’s too late now, so I just keep on smiling!
I know you’re still with me, watching like a guard dog,
I’ll keep Georgie with me for when I need a big hug.
You’re the beauty in my heart, my soul and my life,
You were the best Grandad a girl could ever possibly love.
That morning you came to me was my most awful ever day,
Because everything changed, the morning you went away.