Clara and Moises Martinez
June 28, 1959-June 27, 2009
Let me hold your hand as we go downhill,
We’ve shared our strength and we share it still.
It hasn’t been easy to make the climb,
But the way was eased by your hand and mine.
Like the lake, our life has had ripples, too,
Ill health and worries, and payments due,
With happy pauses along the way,
A graduation, a raise in pay.
At the foot of the slope, we will stop and rest,
Look back, if you wish we’ve been truly blessed,
We’ve been spared the grief of being torn apart
By death, or divorce or a broken heart.
The view ahead is one of the best,
Just a little bit further, and then we can rest.
We move more slowly, but together still.
Let me hold your hand as we go downhill …