Too Soon

You walked away like any other day.
You promised, "I'll call you.  I'll see you soon."
I asked you to stay, but you went on your way,
Never a burden, you just left the room.

You must have known when you said goodnight
That, for me, the time could never be right.
You must have known when you left the room
You were leaving me - Too soon.

I know you've gone to a place that's kind,
But it's hard for me, I'm left behind.
And though your love is with me all the time,
That doesn't stop the pain in my mind.

You must have known when you said goodbye
I'd be missing you, I'd be left to cry.
You must have known what you've meant to me
You were leaving me - Too soon.

I know you're still with me.  One day I'll wake to see:
You're waving across the room, smiling my way.

And I'll know it's you, and I will run to you,
Knowing it's not -

Too soon.

 2001  Ingrid Heldt