The person you remember.
I don’t want to be the one you remember,
I want to be alive.
I don’t want to watch the ones I love from afar,
I want to feel them thrive.
I don’t want to be a passing memory,
The one who slipped away.
I want to be here, on this Earth!
And live to my oldest days.
I want to watch my children grow,
I want to watch them try,
I want to be here when life gets hard...
And be here when they cry.
I want to hold my husband’s hands,
And feel them age between my own.
I want to look back on our life,
See how we’ve tried, failed, changed and grown.
I don’t want to be the one who made you laugh,
Who could brighten up your day.
I want to put my arms around you and tell you -
"Everything will be ok."