Waiting at the gate

Are you there
waiting at the gate
where time ceases
and pain blows away

You left in the night
when the cold wind called
and stars shone bright
in the distant north

The lighthouses still wink
over the empty strands
where your feet once walked
looking and finding solace

She who knows all
is waiting for you still
knowing as only they can
that you'll meet her again

Your smile remains
shining out of memories
brightly lighting up
those days years ago

Are you still there
waiting at the gate
thank you for being