“The Sound Of Your Cry”

The Sound Of Your Cry

The clock by the bed is ticking, too loud in the quiet night

I lie in the darkness thinking, I must go before it’s light

Before you open up your eyes and you beg me to stay

I’ll leave ’cause I can’t stand to see you hurt this way
Sleep my love as I kiss you goodbye

Then I won’t hear the sound of your cry
Though I knew the time was coming and our love would end somehow

I just couldn’t bear to tell you exactly just when or how

I know we can’t go on, that it was wrong to start

But if you wake up crying now, you’ll break my heart
Sleep my love as I kiss you goodbye

Then I won’t hear the sound of your cry
Oh, sleep my love as I kiss you, kiss you goodbye

Then I won’t hear the sound of your cry
Oh, sleep my love as I kiss you, kiss you, kiss you goodbye

Then I won’t hear the sound of your cry
Oh, sleep my love as I kiss you goodbye

Then I won’t hear the sound of your cry

 

As sung by Elvis Presley

 

I have listened to this song numerous times since downloading “Elvis Country – Legacy Edition” earlier this year.  It is about  a couple ending their relationship and the man  is unable to bear the sound of her crying so he leaves while she is asleep.

A break-up song, that is all it is or should I say was, because last Thursday night the lyrics took on a new meaning.

Our Final Goodbye 

You see Joe was on life-support when I said my final goodbye to him.  If he was conscious and knew he was dying and we had to say our goodbye’s under those circumstances, it would have been even more painful.   It might have been a moment that I would never have let go and thus would have prevented me from moving forward in life.

The sound of his cry would have been unbearable to me and the sound of my cry would have been unbearable to him.   Saying goodbye to him while he was on life support was a blessing.  It did not seem so at the time, but now I know it was a blessing.

“That’s Life”

Yes, I got smacked upside the head with a 2 x 4 from grief Thursday night.  But that is life as a widow.  Just when you least expect it

 BAM!

I took a few moments to breathe deeply and regain my composure. Then I went and ate dinner – for you see life keeps moving forward.

Even when the only sound you hear is the sound of your own cry. 

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