Should You Go First

Should you go first and I remain,

to walk the road alone,

I’ll live in memories garden,

dear,with happy days we’ve known.

In spring I’ll wait for roses red,

when faded, the lilacs blue.

In early fall when brown leaves fall,

I’ll catch a glimpse of you.

I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see your

smile, though blindly I may grope,

The memory of your helping hand

will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain,

one thing I’ll have you do:

Walk slowly down that long, long

path, for soon I’ll follow you.

I want to know each step you take,

So I may take the same.

For someday down that lonely road,

you’ll hear me call your name.