Our Last Goodbye

by Richard John Scarr

If love could have kept you by my side,
dear one, you would be here still.
But all the love I feel for you,
could not forstall God's will.

You closed your eyes. I held your hand.
You gave a gentle sigh.
One final kiss, then you were gone.
We had said our last goodbye.

But if fervent prayer could have held you here,
then never the need to leave.
But love and prayer were not enough.
And so I am left to grieve.

Yet if God willed I could have you back,
be it just for one more day.
Though the cost be my tomorrows.
That's a price I would gladly pay.