When You Sleep
And now you’re gone, I see you smile
And wish you’d stayed for just a while
I held your hand, I held your face
And with a kiss, your pain erased
And here inside, you, I’ll always keep
And I still hold you, child, when you’re asleep
And with the night, dreams slip inside
And all my pride I will not I hide
But the hardest part is letting go
And still I must, this part I know
And as tears hold back I try not to weep
And I still hold you child, when you sleep
And as years go by and memory fades
I let in the light, open up the shades
The smile reflected in my eyes
Means pain now gone was just past’s lies
And to my lips this smile is creeping
And I still hold you child, when I am sleeping!
And as I look up, and see you grown
A woman now, your on your own
Elegant and tall and full of grace
Fair of mind and fair of face
A child no more, sets men’s hearts leaping
And I still hold you, my child, when you are sleeping…..!
Jerri-lee (middle) and friends!
After the events late last year >December 2007<
She has continued to amaze me with her resilience, her poise, charm and good humour,
even through the ordeals of making statements, Id-ing the man, etc
She’s MY DAUGHTER and MY FRIEND and I couldn’t be prouder!
Happy Birthday Jerri-lee