Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer

Song – Anniversary Without – Lyrics

 

What do you want someone to say to you, what do I want someone to say to me, what do I say to someone, who spouse has died, and their anniversary date arrives? Do I say something to them, or do I ignore it like the pink elephant in the room? Lots of times I don’t even know the date unless the person has mentioned it. In which case, the elephant is now hanging around. How do I handle its presence? Well, for one of my friends, these lyrics just seemed to come to me. I will get the chords written out at some point, I am starting to hear the tune in my head. For now, here is what started out as a poem. I had to think what I would like for someone to say to me. What would feel like a verbal hug?

 

Anniversary Without

 

It ain’t much I can say

To say I know about my pain

And I figure yours ain’t too much different

In a lot of ways, it’s different but the same

 

Now I just need to cry out

That I can feel what you must be goin’ through

Moving back and forth ‘tween past and now

It takes its toll on you, I know it takes its toll on me

 

And you feel good and then you don’t

Part of you wants to move and part says I won’t

You get all mixed up and confused

And you wonder when all this battling stops

Can you shed your skin again and not betray

All the memories that you’ve got?

 

Now I just need to cry out

That I can feel what you must be goin’ through

Moving back and forth ‘tween past and now

It takes its toll on you, I know it takes its toll on me

 

And I feel good and then I don’t

Part of me wants to move and part says I won’t

I get all mixed up and confused

And I wonder when all this battling stops

Can I shed my skin again and not betray

All the memories that I’ve got?

nmk

nmitchk@aol.com

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