I will whisper your name to the moon
As they lay my body to rest among the flowers.
I’ll be dressed in white and you will know.
I will hear you softly speak,
“Baby, I’ve been waiting.”
I will sing our song to the sun
While he is strong and good, forever by my side.
I will love him, and will have loved him for decades gone by,
With my whole heart, the one you showed me was mine,
And we will smile.
I will call out your name in the light
Knowing you shine for me, always, to find my way home.
I will see the beauty in my children’s faces,
The babes I made in perfect love with him, because you opened my eyes,
And I will belong and live and love, oh, so much love.
I will write your name in the stars
On the nights I spin in romantic bliss
Remembering our dreams that I found in the arms of another.
I will fall into his strong embrace, knowing
He will never let me go, because you taught me to trust.
I will shout your name to the skies
As I fall in lust and burn in grief,
Asking for a holy sign or gentle grace to know if now is time
To let you go, to let me live, to let us love.
And I will hear you softly speak, “Yes, baby, now.”
I will scream your name through my bloody tears
As I feel the ache of my soul missing its mate.
I will cling to pictures and words, memory and magic.
When I need you near, in the days of darkness, when I am lost
And home is gone, with you, I will feel, I will cry.
I will speak your name, gently to you,
With my hand in yours, saying,
“It’s okay, you can let go now. I am here, always.”
And through the air that carries you away, I will hear you softly speak,
“Baby, I’ll be waiting,” as you whisper my name to the moon.