I Walk Alone But In The Whole

I see two footprints in the sand
Where four prints used to be,
When love and I strolled hand in hand,
As one, beside the sea.

But darkness came; my love is gone,
My soul is filled with tears.
Now I must face each day alone
In battle with my fears.

Oh, no! I cry, I cannot see
To walk the lonely road
Without his hand held out to me
To help with such a load.

I hear pride’s scornful, haughty laugh,
Rebellious to defy
That I was just the smaller half;
Gives me the will to try.

~Copyright © 1977 Ruth Gillis~

Published in Tucumcari Literary Review January 1995


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