Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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.
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.