My bitter sweet memory
This is a love poem about the loss of somebody special through war
My Bitter Sweet Memory
You wasn't there with me to watch the sun go down.
You wasn't there to watch it set.
I waited by the lake for hours
In the place where we first met.
Patiently i sat there
Under our willow tree,
Hoping that you would remember,that you hadn't forgotten me.
Do you remember our first kiss between the hanging twine.
It was the first time you said i think love you
Girl, will you be mine?
Do you remember carving our names in the bark ?
You said it would stay there until our dying days.
You said it was like our love
It would never fade away.
Then that day did come when we had to say goodbye.
Promise to meet me here again
On the twenty second of July
I watched the dusk turn to dawn that day
I watched the stars twinkle throughout the night.
I knew that in my heart and love for you
That something wasn't right.
The very next day I was at home when there was
a knock upon the door.
A Sargeant stood there in uniform
He explained to me that day
you didn't make it home from war.
That you were gunned down in Afghanistan
You didn't stand a chance,
I didn't know what to say just stood there in a trance.
The funeral was beautiful,
Friends and family that were so true,
Everyone held a red rose closely against their hearts
As we said good bye to you.
You will never be out of my mind,
You live on within our tree
I will never forget you my friend
My bitter sweet memory.