Beside Your Bedside

We sat beside your bedside,

our hearts were crushed and sore;

we did our best to the end,

‘til we could do no more.

In tears we watched you sinking,

we watched you fade away;

and though our hearts were breaking,

we knew you could not stay.

You left behind some aching hearts,

that loved you most sincere;

we never shall and never will forget you [Mother / Father] dear.