When I really started feeling the "calling" to write poetry, it came from a need to express comfort to those that have lost. First with the loss of my father many years ago and then throughout the years with friends and family that have lost loved ones. Some one said my writings all "sound the same", and maybe part of that is true. As I look back on my old writings, there are many written to comfort people that have lost loved ones. By putting feelings and memories into words, I try to acknowledge the heart felt pain, and transition emotions to those that offer comfort, hope and acknowledge the joy of the life once shared.
What do you do when someone’s gone away?
Words seem shallow; so much more I want to say.
Your pain, your sorrow, what can I do?
Afraid to be alone yet don’t want anyone around.
For it’s nowhere at all but inside of you.
You feel and feel and want out; there’s no gate.
This place hurts as you feel their death.
You can’t go on there’s no one to hold
Across your neck, your cheek, your lips…no form
Your holding your breath, the silence grows
A smile it brings as only they can do
Memories fly and laughter it comes
A fragrance you taste on your tongue
Times together; they seem to fly
Oh God why did you take them away?
A voice, their voice, you get up on your feet
Your head spins, heart races, you feel as if a cloud
It’s a place where it’s even ok to get mad
Your gut wrenches with all the pain you’ve got
Listen, wait, feel; there’s nothing to do
Wisdom beyond ours; it comes from Above
Has healing powers, much as a salve
Come, find Peace in silent reminisce
At times you may feel so alone in your house
At the same table with arms open wide
As angels watch over you all through the night
But feelings and words build life, not a fence
Just listen and know that we are here for you
You’ve touched many lives and are like family
I’m a watcher of life and try not to condemn
To hold if you want when tears have no end
As a friend in your life, I’m here for you
I found it first with loneliness, anger; not love
This silent place actually starts to hum
Even tears of your loss come and go like the rain
You’ll always wish that you’re not far apart
Hang on to your friends and gain strength from their love
By your side blowing kisses that brush through your hair
Just know in your silence, you’re never apart.