“Never Have to Let You Go”

To reach you, feel you, one more time
If only within my dreams
To hear your laughter once again
What endless joy it’d bring

A young spirit shouldn’t leave so soon
A life not even half way through
If I could change the hands of fate
I’d go instead of you

Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way
So I’ll keep on living for tomorrow
Put my pain and grief aside
And shun the heartache and sorrow

I’ll let you view life through my eyes
And see all the things you’ve missed
I’ll hold your memory for all it’s worth
Tightly within my fists

Guide and protect me along the way
Joining everlasting souls
Then we’ll always be together
And I’ll never have to let you go

—Tamara Dailey