I still can’t say your name,
Look at your picture or touch your things.
There is a pain in my heart
That makes it hard to breathe.
I try to remember what you were like,
The sound of your voice or the way that you laughed.
But in the end my head is empty
With nothing but a distant memory.
Memories are what hold people together
But for you and me that won’t be seen.
For you and I could be strangers in a crowd
Too much time past for us to recognize.
So I can only live on people’s stories
But even that was 15 years of avoiding
For seeing your life through other’s eyes
Only left me aching.
Hearing how we are alike,
That I have your nose, smile and laugh.
Only makes the thought of you
Even more heartbreaking.
For at the age of 6,
I was Daddy’s Girl.
For at the age of 7,
I was just a girl.