In Blessed Memory

In Blessed Memory

Lost a blessed soul yesterday
Her candle extinguished
Too early, without warning
Hollow silence ensued
Each day we meet with expectation
One so young
Assumptions seem assured
Alas time too short
To all who knew her
We pray for your peace
To those who never will
We cry as her light was bright
Though void crushing and stark
With hope we trudge forward, eyes ahead
This road without her
Lit on promises read
Our lead in pain, continues
In blessed memory of Sam
6-9-2019
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Epitaph

Epitaph

This morning
Awoke to not your tossing
Stood to not help you dress
Walked to not pour your coffee
Started to not fuss about the mess
Today
Read to not get you the paper
Rinsed to not dry your dish
Moved to not adjust your seat
Jumped to not relieve another wish
Tonight
Laid to not help lift you to bed
Put away to not sit and cradle your head
Sang to not help you to sleep
Lie here to not check your heart beat
Some day
I’ll believe it was your time
I’ll know we peaked the long climb
But each step today broke me so
I loved you today the same
As when we met that lifetime ago
[DB]
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The Crucible

The Crucible

Veritable change
Ignites this humble implement
Some ask
Others push back
With all their might
Until they stop
Some are born here
Others wake wounded
Broken
Changed
Their crucible
Forged in acknowledgement
Poured out in a request
“please help”
[DB]
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