“If my smile is a bit crooked,

hold my hand until it’s straight again.

If my eyes just aren’t as bright as they should be,

keep your arms around me until they shine.

If my voice just isn’t loud enough,

smile at me until I sing again.

If my breath seems too shallow,

kiss me until I catch it again.

If my heart seems too slow,

give me that look of yours to get it beating like it used to do.

If emptiness threatens to consume me,

fill my soul with hope as only your love can do.

If you feel me slipping away from you,

hold on.”