My Ruby

Some etch their honor in statues, monuments and cement
I will honor you with the words
The verb, noun, and consonant

Your memory is a classic melody that plays on in my weary soul
And I remember that it was you who stole all of the sadness inside
Love like a tide with the power to move mountains and birth nations

My declarations can never portray the signs of your passing:
Smiles, laughter, shared wisdom, eyes flashing
From your presence, benevolence so now I show reverence

You were a gift from heaven and yet you gave me wings
My spirit sings at the thought that I share your DNA
It’s all that I can say

I wish I could accurately describe what you were to me
You were more than gold, you were 
My Ruby