the days are long and lonely without him near
without him here
to fix things
to calm me
to be the strong one
to take over when I'm weary
to just be my safe place at the end of a day
I need so much the quiet of your love
After the day's loud strife:
I need your calm all other things above
After the stress of life.
I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
After all toil is done,
I need the star shine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun.
-Charles Hanson Towne