Like the earth that thirst for the falling rain
So are the days when the sun comes out again
Silent are the years you lie in perfect peace
Where your statue stands tall above your grave where you now sleep
Flowers that are strewn above your feet
Reminds me of my heartfelt love for you in your sleep
The sun that shines down upon your face I see with every gaze.
The moon and star shines on your beautiful statue
During nights with Heavenís grace.
Truly though my love maybe boundless it will forever be.
You were the root, the stem, I am the vine
Where love for you will never end
Fifty-two years there is a flower that grows
Where love still flows youíre a mystery in my heart
Where love grows only the Good Lord knows
Fifty-two years since youíre gone I silently shed tears for you sweetheart.
Each time I say a prayer for you itís coming from my troubled heart
If I must live a hundred years or more
Iíll still be loving you SWEET GENTLE JIM.
Though you never knew me I knew you.
I never had the chance of meeting with the
Intimate and the Illustrious beautiful you.
Though you are gone my love for you is extremely strong
Just like the sun that kisses the earth
So is my love for you only God and the Heaven knows
Itís you and your memories that keep me ever so strong.
Rest In Perfect Peace
Sleep and take your Eternal Rest
Love you Jim but the Good Lord loves you best
Myrtle M. Mattis
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