Treasure Island

Whitney Albright

(07-31-1988 / Alabama)

'Just Missing Them'


It is strange how so unfair life can be
Most anyone would agree with me
I guess its catastrophes are made up by its blessing
I suppose sometimes it is about life’s dressings
To me it just isn’t right how people disappear
Like we aren’t suppose to remember they were here
We sell their houses, throw away their clothes
We pack them up and seldom dropp by a rose
Oh, how time means everything and more
You can go to the place you were before
But go back to the time and you are frazzled
Think of a memory and you are dazzled
It is strange how two people were here
Both were here so many of years
And what is left of them I’m shocked
All that’s left is in that box
If you hold their pictures close to your nose
You can almost smell the same scent on their clothes
Oh but they loved, that’s clear in that old chest
And from that love you know they were blessed
If you look in the letters from 1948
You’ll see that my grandpa found his soul mate
I want their lives out of that drawer
I want it to surround me in a new décor
Oh their love, how it just sustains
Thank God that love runs through my veins
And if I could be just half the people that they were
My whole life would never be a blur
My grandparents were amazing, I have no complaints
My grandparents were beautiful country saints
And I hope to find a love even half of what they shared
I pray I find happiness and one day, halfway compare
And I swear everyday I’ll smile for those two
I’ll wear their pride even when the world is blue
Because I know they are sweet hearts in that fair land
I know that my grandparents still hold hands
As long as I’m alive and I continue to pile my rocks
I swear that their lives won’t be hidden in some old box

Submitted: Friday, August 29, 2008

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