Friday, February 21, 2014

When Death Comes II

When Death comes,
Absence is such
a huge new Presence
that it is hard to bear.
It takes time
to become accustomed to it,
to live with it as we go on,
that gaping absence
always  beside us,
their favourite chair
always empty,
the rooms too eerily silent.

Knowing we loved them well,
to the last moment of their lives 
and beyond,
that we will never stop loving them,
we hope their love is never far from us.
We look for signs and messages,
for that much love, 
once begun,
never really ends.

Written for a friend who has just lost her husband and best friend far too young.


  1. My condolences to your friend. My heart goes out to her. I can't bear the thought of losing my husband. Nice of you to write something so beautiful for her.

  2. Ah, yes, it is so hard to lose the one's partner of so many years. Love does last forever, but at times of loss oftentimes it is hard to realize this.

  3. Painfully beautiful, my friend.

  4. Perhaps death always comes too soon for us? Lovely lines, amazing really! Written from a place of caring and knowing. Thank you Sherry for sharing.


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