I’m sorry it’s the end of the day,
And you’re asleep worlds away.
I forgot to tell you how much I love you,
I never held you close and still.
There were angry words exchanged,
as I was worn down by the stresses of today.
It’s all my fault you ran away in tears,
and I was left feeling empty with a pile of dishes to clean.
And now I stand by your bedside in the half-light,
Wishing I could hear you laugh.
But now I’m standing in the stillness,
with darkness pressing in on all sides.
“I promise, I do love you,” I whisper in your ear.
Because it’s true,
Nothing makes me more fulfilled.
To hear your feet scampering down the stairs,
or your jokes and smiles throughout the day.
I brush my tear from off your cheek,
as I kiss behind your ear.
You are my world,
And tomorrow I pray I won’t forget that.