I stand silently and watch you cry,
My loving wife in black.
And I stand forever out of view,
For I never can come back.
I've watched you every single day,
And seen those days turn into years.
I've seen how grief has eaten you,
Like a cancer of the tears.
Your sky is grey and darker now,
Your heart is spent and dried.
I never wished your life to end,
When it was ‘I' that died.
I'm sorry that you hurt so much,
And I can't comfort you.
I know the pain that burns inside,
Because I feel it too.
Know that I can hear your words,
And that I still love you.
And though I may be out of reach,
Know that the dead cry too.