Betsy My Love – Nothing Lasts Forever

I miss you, each day piles up on the other.

I look at my hands, they are not holding yours.

I felt something was missing, the back of them I was not kissing.

I wake up in the night to put my arms around you but you are not there.

Sleep evades me, I twist and I turn.

My memory clicks in reviewing the years we had together, our kids our travels, in clear or stormy weather, the 80 years we were together.

We didn’t always agree, the fault wasn’t you, it was me.

We only get one go around, live only one life, how lucky I was to have you as my wife. 

We proudly raised a family, they will be around.

We left footsteps behind they can easily follow. 

Our lives a guide to their future.

With smiles on our faces, when we leave this place, we set a good example

Perfect we are not, no one is, we did the best we could.

I wake up in the morning, look at your picture on the wall.

Memories “float by,” our travels together but … nothing lasts forever.

I love you.

(January 1, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.