That Day In May
by Shirley Kelly
(New Waterford, NS Canada)
Adam Christopher Kelly b. 3-10-86; d. 5-27-07 at age 21
The first verse is a variation of one I found elsewhere, anonymously credited, but the remainder I wrote.
That day in May you left us, it split my heart in two
One side filled with memories; the other died with you.
I often lay awake at night when the world is fast asleep
And take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy, I do it every day
Missing you is a heartache that never goes away.
Life has gone on without you, but it will never be the same
For those of us who loved you will always feel the pain
Of losing someone so special, so talented, so skilled
Who lived life to its fullest, energetic and strong willed.
You loved your cars, your friends, your life
Though problems caused us all some strife.
Just when you were maturing and started a new job
Your young life was cut short and you went to be with God.
I know he's looking after you, it wasn't meant to be
That life on earth with all of us would be your destiny
You might not have seemed religious, but behind that little smirk
Deep down you knew that God was there, a higher power at work.
It's not easy getting up each day to face another on my own
But I know how much you wanted me to never be alone.
And so dear son I struggle through another day, a month, a year
Without you in my corner to help me face my fears.
Each day I see your smiling face peering out from behind a frame
Now your picture and my memories are all that still remain.