Twenty-two years went by,
In the blink of an eye,
One moment, a newborn in my arms,
And the next, a young man, gone.
Why was it you that died and not me?
This is not how it’s supposed to be,
I would gladly take your place,
If we could change time’s face.
I gave you life so that you could live,
I gave you all that I could give,
Then you suddenly disappeared,
And somehow I am still here.
So many dreams we’ll never know
No more years to watch you grow,
Only memories for us to keep,