By Dave Hanks

  	When one is such a big part of anotherís life
	Sunshine dims and the dark increases 
	At her passing
	Once shared joys are now lusterless 
	Anticipation dissipated
	And life becomes mundane  

	A seemingly near perfect union
 	Made me better in every way
	My prayer is that I elevated her
	As she did me
	Anything less than this
	Would be unacceptable
	Replacement is out of the question
	An unholy, unacceptable solution
   	Though I now live for my family
	I long to join her   
	Music encompasses my days
	Causing me to cry so easily and often