Midnight Messages

It was midnight and Sheelagh was just stting there crying silently beside Niamhs grave. She stared at the reefs of flowers and teddy bears that had been put there by herself and Gina over the days. She saw something white sticking out from behind the pink roses. She reached out and retrieved two envelopes. There was Shee written on the front of one and Niamh on the other so she carefully opened the top of hers and pulled out the note. She took one look at it and her eyes began to well up with tears as she read.

Dear Sheelagh

Lets read the trees and their autumn leaves

As they fall like a dress undone

At the end of summers love will find lovers

Who need the shadows of a winter sun

Don't tell me you're leaving

We can hide in the evening

It's getting darker than it should

If we read the leaves as they blow in the breeze

Would it stop us now my love

Time enough for hard questions

Time enough for all our fears

Time is tougher than we both know yet

Time enough for tears

The moon is milk and the sky where it spilk

It's magic and we all need to believe

We can wake in the dream not as hard as it seems

You know it's harder to leave

Time enough for being braver

Time enough for all our fears

Time is tougher than we both know yet

Time enough for tears

I heard you say underneath your breath

Some kind of prayer

I heard you say underneath your breath

That you never wnat to feel this way about anybody else

Time enough for hard questions

Time enough for all our fears

Time is tougher than we both know yet

Time enough for tears

Time enough for being braver

Time enough i love this time of year

Time is tough it's running away from us

Time enough for tears

Time enough

I love you Shee. I always will, be brave darling it's gonna be alright.

all my love, Des

By this time tears were streaming down her face like rain running down a window. She never knew he could be so sweet and sensitive. For the millionth time that day she regretted ever leaving him. For the millionth time that day she wished she knew where he was hiding. She looked at Niamh's letter and decided to read it. She didn't know why but she felt as if she had to know what it said even if it wasn't meant for her eyes.

Dear Niamh

you lived like you knew nothing less

Didn't care to look like anyone else

And you were beautiful so beautiful

I still hear your laugh like you're here

Shower it down on all the young

It isn't so wrong to have such fun

Forever angel

I hope they love you like we do

Forever angel

I'll always remember you

Remember you

Does the sun shine up at you when you're looking down

Do you get along with the others around

Its got to be better than before

You don't need to worry now you're gone

Forever angel

I hope they love you like we do

Forever angel

I'll always remember you

Remember you

Remember you

And when i go to sleep at night

I'll thank you for each blessed thing surrounding me

For every fall i'll ever break

Each moments breath i want to taste

Confidence and conscience

Decadent extravagance

Neverending providence for loving when i had the chance

I love you my beautiful baby girl. You'll always be in my heart.

all my love daddy