Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time Does Not Take You Away

Time Does Not Take You Away

I thought about you today...
your brilliant smile, your witty way.

I longed for you today,
your jubilant voice to tell me things are okay.
My heart leaps from my chest today,
the longing, the agony, the dismay.

My humanness cries,
My soul yearns,
My spirit connects.

A flood of emotions consume me today,
Your memory is only an impulse away.

The rustle of the leaves whisper
the turning of the season.

I remember you today...
just like I do everyday.
~My son at the grave of his father~
On this All Soul's Day, 2010
I am reflecting on this poem that I wrote in 1995, just 18 months after my husband's tragic death.
Having weathered this storm of suffering, I am joyful once again...
But those who grieve never forget...
We are not resigned but relentless in our hope.


  1. So, so beautiful! Speechless here.

  2. (I think I just lost the comment I sent) so if I double post, please excuse. Tiffany, the poem is so touching. Thank the Lord for the gift of memories -- even the ones that bring sadness also bring joy, I have found. prayers for you and your son.

  3. Tiffany, I had no idea! I just cannot imagine loosing a husband. What a beautiful poem. I have no idea what I would do if I lost someone in my family. You must be a truly amazing woman! God bless!

  4. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from the Thankful Hearts Blog Hop.


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