Sunday, November 1, 2009

Passage






















Oh life, I cling to you!
Though your days grow long
and the shadows linger
I hate to say good-bye.

I want to hold your hand and
feel the wrinkles in your skin.
I want to gaze into your
clouded eyes
and recall the spark
that once existed there.

My heart aches
for the feeling of love
that once flourished
inside of me
because of you.
My body aches
for the feeling of
your once strong arms
that held me so tenderly.

I am left
empty
lonely
without you.

May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.

4 comments:

  1. oh. that made me feel teary... reminded me a bit of Our Town

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  2. Amen. You perfectly described the pain of losing a loved one. The blessing is that we know that it is only a temporary loss and we will see them again. Your poem reminded me of my Grandmother; may she rest in peace :) And may all your loved ones rest in Our Lord's peace also.

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  3. This is beautiful, Anne. It brought tears to my eyes!

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