|It Was Only a Dream|
|By Kelly J. Gonzalez|
|In memory of Alycia Coady Gonzalez September 21, 1986|
|As I go to sleep each night,
I spend a few moments with you.
Talking to you as if you were here.
Oh, how I wish that were true!!
After I talk with you in my prayers,
my mind quickly fills with thoughts
as I reminisce about the dreams I had
and the happiness your brief life brought.
Now those dreams are shattered
beyond any kind of repair.
I ache for you so strongly,
your death was so unfair!
But after five years since I lost you,
my dreams are of something new-
my subconscious mind is awake at night
bringing me images of you.
Images of you in my empty arms
but in this sweet dream I see
your beautiful little eyes opening
and your small face smiling at me.
Suddenly I awaken
with tears upon my face.
This image of you alive and smiling
my mind cannot erase.
My precious Alycia, you were there
so full of life, it seemed.
I wish so deeply that it was true,
but it was only a dream.