My memories may be fading
they are no longer clear to me
be assured they are only hiding
warm and safe you just can’t see.
For they are tucked up safely in my heart
a treasure trove so precious
each hold a special place
with beauty that leaves me breathless.
My eyes may no longer sparkle
but please be sure to know
these eyes watched in wonder
as I nurtured and saw you grow.
Now don’t be sad my darling
my heart still holds you close
this shell is just the wrapping
of a life filled with those I love the most.