Compass Lost

I sat and talked to you today
Whispered your name into the wind
Even though I knew of course
You’d never answer me again

How do I move on now
Just who should I be
How can I make you proud of me
When you aren’t here to see

How do I heal the pain of others
When I cannot heal myself?
How do I be as strong as you
And be there for everybody else

How do I know which way is right
Now that my compass is lost
When my father and my hero
Had to pay life’s final cost

Sometimes I still hold my breath
I’ll stop and watch the door
Because you’d always come back to us
From miles, angry words, and war

I’m surrounded by other people
But somehow feel alone
How cruel to realize how much I needed you
Now that you are truly gone

~Daniel Flatt


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