We'd just finished our dinner
and I'd gone in the den and turned on the tv.
She walked in and kissed me on the cheek
like a million times before,
and she said "honey I know it's late,
but if you don't mind,
my shopping's gotton a little behind
so I think I'll drive downtown
to the grocery store."
Well, I didn't look up, just nodded ok and
asked her to hand me an ashtray, and when
she did, I reached over and squeezed her
hand, and then she left.
I shuttered a minute
at the thought of my world
without her in it.
I reassuringly sought the touch
of my wedding band.
Well, I must have been dozing
cause I didn't here the door.
I thought, "now that's strange,
I'd never done that before",
but I looked up and she was standing by
my chair, "kinda snuck up on me", I said.
She smiled and nodded her head and
I told her that she looked just like
an angel standing there.
For a long moment she didn't say a thing,
then she caressed her gold wedding ring.
I thought I saw a teardrop in her eye.
"Honey, you'll never know
how much I love you" , she said
And I thought of the many years
we'd been wed as I told her that
no one can be as happy as I.
Then, the strangest feeling filled the
room, not one of happiness,
but of gloom, and
for the first time in my life
I saw sadness in her face.
I reached out to touch her
and she drew away
and she told me again that
ours was a love that time
could never erase.
Then I thought I heard a thousand
voices singing, but I realized
it was the telephone ringing.
That's when I saw the halo
surrounding her pretty golden hair.
I turned trembling to the reciever and
heard a cold voice say that there had
been a wreck out on the highway and
I knew that when I looked back
she wouldn't be there.
Because it was an angels way of
saying our last good-bye
~ Author RED SOVINE ~