I called out but you did not answer

I peered through the stain glass 

Sorrow pierced my broken heart

You lay motionless pale and scattered

You who when last we met 

Was full of life and joy and laughter

Your smile a comfort to all who called

Your wisdom your out stretched Palm

How your advice would keep me calm

I watched you age with elegance and grace

The caring lines upon your face

No one now to take your place

How sad and lonely it must have been

To lie alone cold and unseen

For one who helped cared for and cried

Shame that we were not there when you died