I'm Sorry I Can't Be with You Today

Music: Fugue in C Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques
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I'm sorry I can't be with you today
When all the family's gathered in one place.
But I am with you in another way,

A current in the stream of what you say,
Alive within your consciousness of grace.
I'm sorry I can't be with you today

To share your happiness and touch the clay
That once it was my fortune to embrace.
But I am with you in another way,

An intimate that time cannot betray,
With you always, unconstrained by space.
I'm sorry I can't be with you today

To watch with you the slanting sunlight play,
Casting lovely shadows through the lace.
But I am with you in another way,

Waiting for you where the shadows lay
Their darkness soft across your gentle face.
I'm sorry I can't be with you today.
But I am with you in another way.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon


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