Tuesday, November 2, 2010


a re-post from All Soul's Day 2009:

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
without you.

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

1 comment:

  1. Your poem expresses so beautifully the difficulty we all have letting go of loved ones. We miss them so much and our consolation is the knowledge that they are happier now than they were here. Just as we will be someday!