I wish I could take it all away -
The confusion, the fear and the pain.
If only I had an umbrella so wide
That it could shield you from this rain.
Though we may not have shared many words, I swear
Your smile always brightened the room.
Now it hurts me to think that your big bright eyes
Have been sentenced to inevitable gloom.
It is not my place to say anything
Like "I know just how you feel",
But the hurt that I have for your life-changing loss
Is nothing short of real.
Bleed into me, let me feel it instead,
Just add it to my pile.
Some tablets, some tears, and a cup of tea
And I'm back on my feet for a while.
My trip through the tunnel is nearing its end -
Or, at least, its next pit stop.
I have trained my feet to brace for the ground -
While you, dear, still wait for the drop.