Only Yesterday

A picture hangs on

My living room wall

An old picture of

Mom and Dad.

This faded picture

Is full of memories

Of my happy moments

And my moments

When I was sad.

Only yesterday it seems

Mom and Dad both were here

Today it hurts knowing

Both of them are gone.

I'll never forget

The love and devotion

They always gave me

Those memories of them

Will forever keep me from

Being alone.

Ralph L. Clark © 1999