In the past month, several friends have shared the death of a loved one with me. Some have sat at the bedside of a parent as they transitioned from this life to the next. Others have told of releasing into the Creator's loving hands, their child.
At times like this, words often ring hollow. They don't seem to have the depth we hope for in order to bring comfort to the hearts we know are breaking. However, to say nothing, would be worse.
I have often responded by writing poetry. The following are poems I have written and sent to loved ones when they are grieving. I pray that their words will bring comfort to any of you who are in need of balm for your souls.
That is what we will remember
It lit up rooms
And brightened the dark scary places
We feared to go
That is what will ease the pain
It held a knowing
Older than Life
And calmed the turbulenc…