I went looking for you everywhere, through time and space, heaven and hell, I did not find you. I listened in the wind, no sound of your voice; I’ve search the sun’s rays hoping to capture your smile. With tears in my eyes, I pleaded my case to the ocean but to no avail. The elements reveal no clue of your energy, life doesn’t remember your breathing, death has no tombstone for you. Where have you gone? My heart remembers you, it remembers the way you loved me, the way you held me safely in your arms, the way your eyes caressed me in kindness. My soul bears tattoos of your kisses and passion, though this world has forgotten you, know that you will live forever and exist in me, for I have become the memory of your love.
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